Habitat Unit

SUMMER SCHOOL, SS 2019 | June 24-28 | TU Berlin
Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz, Dr. Anna Steigemann, Jakub Galuszka

WITS-TUB Urban Lab Graduate School – 3rd Joint Summer School

Between June 24 and June 28 2019, the Habitat Unit hosts third summer school of the Wits – TUB Urban Lab Interdisciplinary Bilateral Postgraduate Studies Programme (2016-2020).

The summer school focuses on the themes of co-production of SDG relevant knowledge and practice orientation in research and academia. In this context, the summer school explores one of the central themes for urban development practice and research. More precisely it concentrates on the struggles, positions and perspectives behind what can be called "The Berlin Housing Question" and "The Global Housing Question", across Global South and North and with the examples of Berlin and sub-Saharan African cities. The issues will be explored through a number of lectures as well as a practical exercise engaging local bottom-up and professional organisations working on a housing and urban development issues in Berlin.

The summer school is joined by 13 Master and 4 PhD students from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Additionally 3 PhDs from partner programmes as well as Master students from the TU Berlin's international Urban Management Programme are joining the school. A number of external scholars from South Africa and Germany will also take part in the events, deliver guest lectures and contribute to the planned discussions and workshop sessions.

In the context of the Wits-TU Berlin Summer School, we also host a public Urban Talk lecture by Dagmar Pelger, entitled "Common Good Orientation in Urban Development. How does this work?". The event will take place on Monday, June 24, 6.00 pm in TUB A151.

The Summer School is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) via the Bilateral SDG Graduate Schools initiative.

Summer School Programme