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58598-01 - Colloquium: Critical Urbanisms: Current Debates 1 CP

Semester fall semester 2020
Course frequency Once only
Lecturers Maren Larsen (, Assessor)
Content This course exposes students to schools of thought and concrete interventions that redefine understandings of urban lifeworlds in the twenty-first century. The lecture series will explore the dynamics that shape cities and how cities in turn impact the course of locally situated and global phenomena. Guest lecturers hale from a range of disciplines and fields in the social sciences including urban and regional planning, geography, political theory, art and activism, and architectural research.
The guest lecturers for Fall 2020 will be confirmed in early September.
Learning objectives - An understanding of contemporary debates and approaches in urban studies
- An ability to engage with urban experts in various fields, drawing out the implications of different disciplinary approaches to the urban
- An ability to situate urban research in the cultural, social, political, and historical contexts of its production
Comments ***Important note****
Due to Corona measurements and health and safety reasons - This Kolloquium is on a first serve basis with Master Students of Critical Urbanisms being prioritised over students from other subject areas.

This Lecture series is taking place on the following dates:
28.09.2020 (online), 12.10.2020 (online), 26.10.2020, 9.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 07.12.2020
The Seminar is taking place on these dates between 9-12:00 - exact times will be confirmed by Maren Larsen
29.09.2020, 13.10.2020, 27.10.2020, 10.11.2020, 24.11.2020, 08.12.2020


Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used


Interval irregular
Date 28.09.2020 – 08.12.2020
Time See details
Date Time Room
Monday 28.09.2020 18.00-20.00 - Online Präsenz -, Sandi Hilal
Tuesday 29.09.2020 09.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Monday 12.10.2020 18.00-20.00 - Online Präsenz -, Wangui Kimari
Tuesday 13.10.2020 09.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Monday 26.10.2020 17.00-19.00 Pharmazentrum, Hörsaal 1
Tuesday 27.10.2020 09.00-12.00 Kollegienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035
Monday 09.11.2020 18.00-20.00 - Online Präsenz -, Kalyayani Dalmia
Tuesday 10.11.2020 09.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Monday 23.11.2020 18.00-20.00 - Online Präsenz -, Madlen Kobi
Tuesday 24.11.2020 09.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Monday 07.12.2020 18.00-20.00 - Online Präsenz -, Giulia Torino
Tuesday 08.12.2020 09.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Modules Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master's degree program African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Media and Imagination (Master's degree program African Studies)
Module: Changing Societies Lab (Master's degree program Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources)
Module: Introduction to Critical Urbanisms (Master's degree program Critical Urbanisms)
Module: Projects and Processes of Urbanization (Master's degree program Critical Urbanisms (Start of studies before 01.08.2020))
Assessment format continuous assessment
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