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48484-01 - Seminar: Critical Urbanisms: Theories and Methods 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Kenny R. Cupers (kenny.cupers@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Manuel Herz (manuel.herz@unibas.ch)
Sophie Oldfield (sophie.oldfield@unibas.ch)
Inhalt This course introduces students to debates in Critical Urbanisms. It focuses on the various ways in which explicit or tacit assumptions, theoretical constructs, and inherited and new ways of seeing bear on concrete urban practices and lived experience. The goal of the course is to explore the “real-world” work of theory and the ways it can help reframe urban challenges and shape critical urban practices. How is theory mobilized to reinforce or question physical or social interventions in the city? How are dominant assumptions about urban life contradicted by new actions and experiences? How can critical understandings of urban lifeworlds be developed into new modes of urban practice?
The course is organized into three thematic blocks. The first block, “Urban Challenges,” focuses on major urban challenges, from issues of housing provision and urban modernization to refugee camps and urban growth in the global South. The second block, “Knowing the City,” introduces students to theoretical constructs about urban experience, sampled from a variety of disciplines including urban studies, geography, history, anthropology, and architecture. The third block, “Critical Practices,” shifts the focus to practical and concrete ways of developing critical perspectives onto the urban condition today, from visual arts, sculpture and performance to architectural forensics.
Lernziele This seminar aims to introduce students to foundational ways of understanding the urban condition, by focusing on the relationship between urban challenges, urban theories, and critical practices. Its goal is to forge a common vocabulary for students interested in urban studies who are coming from a diverse set of disciplinary backgrounds.


Teilnahmebedingungen 1st year students of the MA Critical Urbanisms
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Block
Datum 16.09.2019 – 20.09.2019
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 16.09.2019 09.00-13.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Dienstag 17.09.2019 09.00-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Mittwoch 18.09.2019 09.00-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Donnerstag 19.09.2019 09.00-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Freitag 20.09.2019 09.00-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Module Modul: Critical Urbanisms: Introduction (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Urban Studies