ACTORS AND AGENCY. Co-producing the Built Future

Although their triggers may be global, the defining economic, socio-political and environmental challenges of today are manifest locally rather than at the scale of the nation state. This localisation makes the challenges conceptually tangible and their responses imaginable, as both policies and concrete projects for spaces. Hence, urban discourse promotes political city autonomy on the one hand, and participation beyond a mere meeting of top-down and bottom-up on the other, as the most effective and appropriate response framework for these challenges and for urban development in general.

Such an 'opening–up' of decision-making will not only require the encouragement of engagement – from newcomers and transient inhabitants as much as from those long-committed to a place but also expert facilitation and synthesis of this engagement into co-produced visions for the future of that place.

This theme explores the accompanying spatial design and planning toolkit, with which to co-envision, co-decide and co-produce the future of the city, and overcome the established 'expert-lay' divide in decision-making about places and cities. Not alone the divide between government authorities and citizens, but importantly, also the divide between design and 
planning professionals and city inhabitants. Which tools can replace the static, abstract, and mistrusted masterplan, which participation instruments can carry the process of commissioning public buildings and spaces or awarding industry contracts, which set of urban indicators 
assists decision-making and awarding of contracts? Can architects and planners be educated as facilitators and co-conceivers of such new tools and processes? How can room for experimentation (and failure) be afforded – in terms of time, space and budget?

UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Podium Discussion. Urban (in)securities. Defending the City
Part of the Collaborative Research Urban (in)securities. The Interplay between City Planning, Securitization and International Politics with ANCB Partner Dr. Nadine Godehardt, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

COMPLETED PROJECTS AND PAST EVENTS
Red Carpet Event. Peter Cook Enjoys Being Silly
Video recording
29 October 2016

Discussion and Exhibition. Hoffnung bauen. Ein Haus für geflüchtete Waisenkinder im Nord-Irak
14 September 2016

Collaborative Research. Taksim, Tahrir, Occupy & Co. Interdependencies between urban space, society and international politics in times of crisis with ANCB Partner Dr. Nadine Godehardt, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
2015

Dialogue. Das Kulturforum. Baukultur ohne Verfahrenskultur?
Video recording
25 September 2015

Public Debate. Critical Dialogues Series: The new urban Agenda 'on the ground' #2 Different Urbanisations
Video recording
18 September 2015

Aedes Exhibition Talk. Medellín: Topography of Knowledge. Urban Transformation Through Collective Processes
Video recording
5 June 2015

Lectures and Round Table Discussion. The Politics of Practice-Orientation
8 May 2015

Public Debate.Critical Dialogues Series: The new Urban Agenda 'on the ground' #1 Overriding the Urban / Non-Urban Divide
Video recording
20 April 2015

Book Presentation. Partizipation Macht Architektur. Potenziale und Grenzen
27 March 2015

Lecture. Architecture - Urban Planning - Social Diversity: A Transatlantic Dialogue with Roberta Washington

23 January 2015

Public Debate. Transforming Cities. Urban Interventions in Public Space

15 December 2014

Public Debate. Inflexión / Turning Point. The Transformation Process in Spanish Architecture

5 December 2014

Book Presentation. Make_Shift City. Die Neuverhandlung des Urbanen
19 March 2014

Collaborative Research. Zu Hause in der Stadt with ANCB Partner Wüstenrot Stiftung

2013

Public Debate. Hardt-Waltherr Hämer – Streitbarer Geist und Stadtvisionär Weichenstellungen der Stadterneuerung in der IBA Alt 1984/1987 und heute
14 October 2013

Symposium. 3rd International Architectural Education Summit (IAES)
Video recording
13 - 14 September 2013

Aedes Exhibition Talk. Bogotá - Caracas - São Paulo: Bottom-Up Urbanism to Design the City of the Future
Video recording
12 July 2013

Symposium. Migration and City
26 November 2012

Round Table Discussion and Exhibition. Creative, Informal, Temporary, Berlin
17 June 2011

Podium Discussion. Who Activates Cultural Space Today? A Seoul-Berlin Dialogue
20 May 2011

Symposium. Sensible Materie: Junge katalanische Architekten / Matèria sensible: arquitectes joves catalanes
14 January 2011

Collaborative Research. Design and Politics: The Next Phase with ANCB Research Partner Henk Ovink, The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
2011 - 2013

Symposium. Weniger ist Zukunft. Sachsen-Anhalt: Ein Labor für die Stadt von morgen
9 October 2010

Podium Discussion. Baukultur Salon NRW. RUHR.2010: Metropole gestalten
14 July 2010

Book Presentation. Improvisations on Urbanity. Trendy Pragmatism in a Climate of Change by Ton Matton and Christopher Dell; Of People and Houses: Architecture of Styria by Andreas Ruby, Ilka Ruby, photography by Livia Corona
5 July

Film Screening and Discussion. Denk mal Berlin - Wer baut die Stadt? With Regula Lüscher and Georgia Tornow
12 March 2010

Symposium. What Makes India Urban? In Cooperation with Aedes East e.V.
10 October 2009

ANCB Inaugural Symposium. Educating the Global Architect
18 - 19 April 2009

More Info:
Theme Booklet

Contact:
Dunya Bouchi
db@ancb.de



 





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