About the Programme
The Autumn School «Making of – Designing Process Architecture», organized by B/IAS Basel Institute for Applied Urban Research and FHNW Academy of Art and Design, aims to unfold, discuss and work on questions and aspects of dynamic complexity and multiple stakeholder involvement in planning, architecture and design.
Most results in planning and designing hail from a sequence of complex situations. Projects are formed and transformed continuously while moving through an open-end parcours of obstacles, controversies and negotiations. Decisions involve a heterogenous variety of stakeholders and the outcome for a great part becomes fairly unpredictable.
Instead to fail with even more static imagery and resisting structures, or to reduce the multiplicity of stakeholder voices and the complexity of options, one can ask, what tools and strategies are needed to work with and within the dynamic complexity? Which new and different roles do (urban) designers, architects and planners take on? How would designs be redesigned and re-visualized when indeterminacy is recognized as an essential component? And how can the design of the processes themselves become a central task of the designing disciplines?
The Autumn School includes access to the one day symposium with international speakers. The four day workshops are hosted by practitioners with backgrounds in architecture, planning, design and applied social science.
- Marc Angst, Pascal Henschel, Baubüro Insitu AG Zürich
- Theresa Schütz, Rainer Steurer, unos/TU Wien
- René Tribble, Planbude Hamburg
- Dieter Leyssen,51N4e Brussels
- Tim Devos, NDVR Antwerp
- Till Wolfer, N55 & XYZ CARGO Kopenhagen/Hamburg
- Thomas Lommée, Open Structure Brussels
Young professionals, PhD and master’s students with interdisciplinary backgrounds in related fields of study and practice.
Write us an email with a very short vita and your motivation to attend the autumn school. What is your personal key question regarding complexity and processuality you bring into the discussion?
B/IAS Basel Institute of Applied Spatial Research