"Society in Motion" is a three years summer workshop series together with students and researchers from Bergen Architecture School, Angewandte Wien and the University of Liechtenstein. The aim of the workshop is to investigate architectural and spatial challenges for new emerging society in motion from various perspectives. The workshops are supported by an Erasmus+ grant for strategic partnership for higher education.
CITIES TO COME
Shaping logics of transition, grafting in Vienna
The performance of modern cities across Europe was tested during the recent refugee crisis in 2015. This was the latest incarnation of periodic exodus phenomena of civilian populations that forced mass migrations into, out from and inside the continent. Urban structures offer the possibility to absorb great influxes and may need to provide enabling frameworks and structures for people,
societies, and communities to effectively live and work together to ensure that migration is a positive force on the economic, social, and ecological environment. The city of Vienna has been defined by the movement of people as they have shaped the city over several centuries. During the workshop, various experts in human rights, law, history, politics, and civil service will discuss current and future challenges in city planning using interactive and interdisciplinary approaches.
Furthermore, immigrant networks of belongings and attachments will be explored through discourse with people living in transitory places. We will build on the known to discover the unknown, looking at history, existing projects, organisations and networks – digital and local ones - in Vienna. By enforcing an angle of approach that sees the refugees we develop urban planning strategies to tackle current issues.
30th of July 2018
Arrival at Vienna
1st of August 2018
Simulations with Michael Walczak
3rd of August 2018
Storytelling with Stephanie Falkeis
31st of July 2018
2nd of August 2018
Discussion with Bence Komlosi & Zsofia Glatz
4th of August 2018
5th of August 2018
6th of August 2017
7th of August 2018
9th of August 2018
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