Institute for Design and Architectural Strategies, IDAS at TU-Braunschweig
and Graduate Architecture at University of Pennsylvania
09 - 16 February 2019
In this parallel research-design studio, we used a design methodology that integrates an inter-culturally engaged design network to bring about future-oriented architectural answers to worldwide issues. The river environment of the Spree was the focus area for the projects of the TU-Braunschweig Spring Semester and the Berlin water workshop. The long-term interactions between humans and water along rivers were analysed and discussed as catchment areas for ecological, technological, industrial and social realities. Topics of spatiotemporal transformations like mobility, pollution, and resource extraction were looked at as water culture that is both human and non-human in order to inform future oriented design projects.
The workshop was an intensive immersion in the field lasting one week. It was accompanied by site visits, lectures, discussions and fieldwork. It was open to master students from TU Braunschweig and the University of Pennsylvania working in mixed teams to develop visions for Berlin.
TU-Braunschweig: Prof. Grüntuch-Ernst, Anna Kostreva & Alice Knoppek
U-Penn: Winka Dubbeldam, Matthijs Bouw, & Ryan Barnette