Habitat Unit

Summer School SoSe 2022
Dr. Juliana Canedo, Prof. Dr. Elke Beyer, Prof. Anke Hagemann

Collaborative Design Methods

Building Communities Through Spatial Intervention

The DAAD funded Summer School address issues of collaborative design with communities that are disregarded in the hegemonic urban and architectural field – in this case refugees– through expert inputs, technical visits, and immersion activities with inhabitants from a Refugee Shelter and the neighborhood at Märkisches Viertel Berlin. These activities are developed in collaboration with BENN Märkisches Viertel and the shelter administration.

During the activities the participants will plan and develop a small-scale intervention and future scenarios for the area in collaboration with the inhabitants, aiming at experimenting other forms of dialogue between different actors. The summer school intends to provide students with competencies in collaborative work practices as well as transdisciplinary methods and design-based to develop transformative knowledge for sustainable social problem solving.

SS2022 Summer School Collab. Design Methods Poster

It will have the participation of 11 Brazilian students, 15 TU-Berlin students and 3 Master students of the ENHANCE partner Universities from the disciplines of architecture, urban design, urban planning and landscape architecture. It is a continuation of the COLLOC Workshop series (2018 – 2023) in Brazil  and part of the DFG funded research project “Beyond the shelter: between emergency and endurance in Refugee Camps in Germany” led by Dr. Juliana Canedo. It is also connected to the projects “Transforming solidarities” and “Architectures of Asylum” (SFB 1265),  Dr. Anna Steigemann, and “Low income Housing and the Metropolis in the Current Context: perspectives toward the construction of a school for urban transformation“ of Prof. Dr. Luciana da Silva Andrade (UFRJ).

The students from the ENHANCE partner universities can receive a Leistungsnachweis (3 ECTS). If there is interest in linking the Master`s thesis with the topic of the Summer School, a co-supervision by the TU Berlin and the ENHANCE partner university is conceivable. It can be combined with a 2-3 month funded research stay in Berlin.

Photo: © COLLOC 2021/ Juliana Canedo

Course Information+

Seminar, 3 ECTS

Phase 1 (online)
August 20th and 21st 2022 – 2pm to 4pm

Phase 2 (Berlin)
September 9th to 16th 2022 – 10am to 5pm

Motivation Letter and CV (until April 20th):