Urban Forum - Practice meets Academia (ONLINE)

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The research platforms Urban Arena at Lund University and SLU Urban Futures are arranging the popular Urban Forum - Practice meets Academia, for the third time in February 2021. This time the forum takes place online.

In these first online sessions we will touch upon built or drawn works, practice-based or -oriented, speculative or actual, contemporary or historical, raising the question of the responsibility of design. Our call resulted in a large number of strong responses. To accommodate the high level of interest we have decided to schedule two presentation sessions. This first session will focus on the topic of "Rethinking Design processes". A second session on the theme "Responsibility Across Scales" has been scheduled on 12 March 2021. Practitioners and researchers will present their work in a 7x7 format (7 slides – 7 minutes), followed by a moderated discussion of 14 minutes.

The Urban Forum is a format fostering exchanges between practice and academia, in a collegial atmosphere. The safe space we offer should allow everyone to speak freely about ongoing projects and unresolved issues, to share intuitions and bold ideas they wish to bring to light and get feedback on. For this reason, the sessions will not be recorded and the audience is limited to presenters and their colleagues.

The online Urban Forum is planned as a recurring event and will be held regularly during 2021. If you wish to take part in a future session you are warmly invited to answer our next call for projects (check our website and social media for updates).

Time: 2021-02-05 14:00 - 18:00
City: Online
Organiser: SLU Urban Futures and Urban Arena (LU)
Last signup date: 12 January 2021
Additional info:

Urban Forum | Practice meets Academia is a collaborative initiative by Prof. Lisa Diedrich, SLU Urban Futures, and Assoc. Prof. Per-Johan Dahl, Urban Arena at Lund University with the purpose of increasing the interaction between practice and academia.

See the film from Urban Forum | Practice meets Academia during the Sustainability week 2019 in Lund


14.00h      Introduction
                 Per-Johan Dahl, Urban Arena, Lund University, Sweden
                 Sonia Curnier, SLU Urban Futures, Sweden 
                 Andrew Gallagher, SLU Urban Futures, Sweden

14.15h      Design as loom
                 Tomà Berlanda, architect & co-founder, a studio.space,
                 and professor of architecture, University of Cape Town,
                 South Africa
                 Sunniva Viking, architect & co-founder, a studio.space,
                 Cape Town, South Africa

14.40h      Vasaplan : a waiting square
                 Åsa Drougge, Göran Lindberg and Stina Hellqvist,
                 Nivå Landscape architecture, Stockholm Sweden

15.05h      Governor's Cup: Waste as Architecture
                 Victoria Rospond, CDR Studio, New York City, USA

15.30h      Econef Children’s center
                 Frida Öster, Asante Architecture & Design, Stockholm, Sweden

15.55h       Break

16.20h      Toward Anti-strategic Urban Design
                 Nils Björling, Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden

16.45h      Silent Landscapes
                 Gijs de Haan, Corné Strootman, Kollektief,
                 Rotterdam, Netherlands

17.10h      Micro-University Haus Bräutigam
                 Maria Frölich-Kulik, Jessica Christoph and Till Hoffmann,
                 Haus Bräutigam e.V., Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

17.35h      Closing discussion

Moderator: Andrea Kahn, SLU Urban Futures, Sweden - designCONTENT, New York, USA


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