Habitat Unit

Seminar SoSe 2022
David Bauer, Prof. Dr. Elke Beyer, Prof. Anke Hagemann

BB2040 - Representing Infrastructure.

An Atlas of Berlin-Brandenburg up to the year 2040

“It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
(Yogi Berra)
With the global urge to decarbonize nearly all of our operational systems, the 2020s will present a critical juncture and a decade of pressing vital hinge points that demand resolute decision making. To make future living in Berlin-Brandenburg inclusive, equitable and ecologically sustainable will require a number of vital systemic changes and “infrastructural turns”. In this the management and negotiation of land and space will be of vital importance.

BB2040 - Representing Infrastructure Poster

In this semester, we want to work with motivated students on producing a comprehensive collection of maps and facts about the infrastructural state of Berlin Brandenburg. This collective investigation will provide all participants with methodological knowledge about digital, data-based mappings, as well as with a rich compilation of maps for their own future work. Furthermore, it will generate the basis for the BB2040 Atlas - a collaborative guidebook for the region's infrastructural assemblages, its currents trends and drivers and future scenarios, to be published in the beginning of 2023.
The seminar will take place every two weeks and will include two collaborative weekend workshops in Brandenburg. Furthermore it will be framed by a series of lectures from invited guests and collaborations with our graphic designers from Happy Little Accidents.

Photo: © BB2040 Editorial

Course Information+

Seminar, 6 ECTS

Teaching Day
Tuesday afternoon, A505 +
2 weekends in summer

First meeting
April 19th , A505


Motivation letter (due April 12th) to


David Bauer