Habitat Unit

Seminar SoSe 2023
Dr. Juliana Canedo,  Prof. Anke Hagemann

Towards an Insurgent Urbanism
Experimenting counter-hegemonic planning and design

This Seminar is a development of the Seminar Counter Hegemonic Spatial Practices from the WiSe 22/23 and is connected to the COLLOC Workshop-series. It intends to develop and explore theoretical debates as well as design practices that focus on counter-hegemonic collaborative forms of spatial production. It seeks to provide students with a critical approach towards the role of architects and urbanists in city development by experimenting and developing skills in transdisciplinary methods and collaborative work in urban and architectural design. Through exposure to complex problems, activating inter- and transdisciplinary networks, and discussing strategic solutions for sustainable and resilient transformations in urban space, students will access skills that will support them in their professional and academic lives. This is also associated with a deepening of knowledge transfer on complex global problems, directed towards methodological and practice-oriented North-South exchange.

Connected to the Seminar, the COLLOC workshop will have the participation of students, activities and dwellers from Brazil, as well as experts and Alumni from different parts of the World. The workshop will happen in two Phases: Phase 1 (online) from Sep 1st to 3rd and Phase 2 (hybrid) from Sep 22nd to Oct 1st. During the workshop we will work empirically with a Brazilian self-organized squat and the students will be offered the opportunity to travel to Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil to experiment on site the Dual Design strategy by building small scale interventions and develop future scenarios for Solano Trindade squat. A limited number of students will be partially funded (more information about the funding options will be provided in the coming months).

Detailed information about the COLLOC series workshop can be found here and videos from previous COLLOCs here and here.

Photo © Mayu Rikitake/ Colloc 22

Download Poster here.

Course Information+

3/6 ECTS
Wahlpflicht WP
MA UD, MA Arch, MA Arch T

Teaching Day
Mondays 10am-12pm
Room: A606
COLLOC Phase 1 (online): Sep 1st – 3rd
(4 hours per day)
COLLOC Phase 2 (hybrid: Rio de Janeiro + online): Sep 22nd – Oct 1st (full day)

First meeting
17. April 2023

CV and motivation letter through https://forms.gle/N3CiLR9UT52X5VAJA 

Dr. Juliana Canedo 
Prof. Anke Hagemann