Elective
Fall 2022
ONA Fokushalle and Online
Thu, 10–12 am

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

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.

MY ENERGY

Within the theme My Energy, the four guest speakers engaged in fields ranging from energy humanities and feminist political ecology to urban history and urban design, will approach the notions such as energy transition, decarbonisation, genealogy of energy, and urban microclimates.

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, usually 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.

ARCHITECTURE OF TERRITORY—My Energy is curated and organised by Milica Topalović, Nazlı Tümerdem, Quianer Zhu, and Michiel Gieben.

  1. ON TERRITORY

    Milica Topalović

  2. ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISATION

    Milica Topalović

  3. METHODS IN TERRITORIAL RESEARCH AND DESIGN

    Milica Topalović

  4. EXPLORING ENERGY ECOLOGIES

    Sascha Roesler, guest lecture

  5. PLANETARY URBANISATION: HINTERLAND

    Milica Topalović

  6. DISAPPEARANCE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE

    Milica Topalović

  7. METROPOLITAN REPAIR

    Milica Topalović

  8. ENERGY MATTERS

    Eva Pfannes, guest lecture

  9. THE BIRTH OF ENERGY

    Cara Daggett, guest lecture

  10. OUR COMMON TERRITORIES: AN OUTLOOK

    Milica Topalović