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60670-01 - Studio: Land(scape) Citizenship 10 CP

Semester spring semester 2021
Course frequency Once only
Lecturers Kenny R. Cupers (
Shourideh Cherie Molavi (, Assessor)
Content This block course focuses on land(scape) and (urban) space as both objects of investigation and as sites of intervention—the very medium within which movement takes place and through which power and resistance are represented and exerted. The course examines the tensions linking the urban spaces, territories, infrastructures and practices engaged with at a local level with broader geopolitical scales and dimensions, paying particular attention to the historical colonial and imperial legacies, and trans-local processes that cross the imagined ‘Global North’ and ‘Global South’ divide. In doing so, the course explores how cities and territories are formed and their entanglement in the global systems of movement, circulation, accumulation, and displacement that produce global conflict.
Within this conceptual framework, we engage with—and seek to (un)learn and challenge—sites that interrogate notions of layered state power, borders, violence, territorialisms, the militarization of space, and the movement of people, ideas, goods identities, and solidarities. Designed to complement site immersions in the Spring 2021 semester, our in-class sessions involve assigned readings, collective discussions, and individual presentations that focus on both written and visual engagements with the course materials and topic.

Comments The University of Basel provides a small grant to help cover the costs of the travel and logistics of the semester. Full details will be provided soon.


Admission requirements Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich

This course is only open for first year MA students in Critical Urbanisms
Course application Anmelden: Belegen Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used


Interval weekly
Date 02.03.2021 – 31.03.2021
Time Tuesday, 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -
Wednesday, 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -

Tuesday & Wednesday @ 2:00-5:00pm
(1 March-2 April, 2021 in Basel; 5-30 April 2021 in Palermo)

Independent work afterwards -

Date Time Room
Tuesday 02.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Wednesday 03.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Tuesday 09.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Wednesday 10.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Tuesday 16.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Wednesday 17.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Tuesday 23.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Wednesday 24.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Tuesday 30.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Wednesday 31.03.2021 14.00-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Modules Module: Urbanism across Geographies (Master's degree program Critical Urbanisms)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details Pass/Fail
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration; dereg.: not required
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration no repetition
Responsible faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Offered by Fachbereich Urban Studies