Elective
Fall 2019
ONA Fokushalle E7
Thursdays, 10–12 am

Architecture of TerritoryTerritorial Design in Histories, Theories, and ProjectsTheme: My Nature

This lecture series sets up an agenda for widening the disciplinary field of architecture and urbanism from their focus on the city, or the urban in the narrow sense, to wider territorial scales, which correspond to the increasing scales of contemporary urbanisation. It discusses the concepts of territory and urbanisation, and their implications for the work of architects and urbanists.

The course will enable students to critically discuss concepts of territory and urbanisation. It will invite students to revisit the history of architects’ work engaging with the problematic of urbanising territories and territorial organisation. The goal is to motivate and equip students to engage with territory in the present day and age, by setting out our contemporary urban agenda.

The lectures are animated by a series of visual and conceptual exercises on A4 sheets of paper. All original student contributions will be collected and bound together, creating a unique book-object. Some of the exercises are graded and count as proof of completion.

  1. On Territory

    Milica Topalović

  2. Architecture and Urbanisation

    Milica Topalović

  3. Mapping: Environmental Thresholds

    Bárbara Maçães Costa, guest lecture

  4. Methods in Territorial Research and Design

    Milica Topalović

  5. Nature and Image

    Georg Aerni and Bas Princen, guest lecture

  6. Urbanisation and Ecology

    Christoph Küffer, guest lecture

  7. Planetary Urbanisation: Hinterland

    Milica Topalović

  8. Disappearance of the Countryside

    Milica Topalović

  9. Territories of Grain

    Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, guest lecture

  10. A Critical Walk

    Performative Action with Nazlı Tümerdem

  11. Our Common Territories: An Outlook

    Milica Topalović