Elective Course | Starting 25 September on Fridays, 14:00–16:00 | online.
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid, Dr. Lindsay Blair Howe.
Today, urbanization has achieved a planetary reach; novel patterns of urbanization are crystallizing across diverse environments, in agricultural areas, in the space of what may appear to be wilderness, and even in the oceans. These developments challenge inherited conceptions of the urban as a bounded zone and a dense settlement type. The process of planetary urbanization suggests a radical rethinking of inherited concepts and cartographies of the urban, at all spatial scales, encompassing both built and unbuilt spaces.In this theory seminar, we will present some of the most recent and cutting-edge research investigations into planetary urbanization and discuss some of the most exciting articles in this fascinating new field of urban research.
The course will be held in English.