Integrated Project III: Shaping Eu(regional) Meuse-Rhine Rhythms© Robin A. Chang
Spaces are not obvious sources of rhythms. But the surfaces, structures, and functions that are naturally given and shaped by humans often show patterns of flows and layers that we can trace as rhythms. Whether these might express as singular directions at limited intervals, as synchronized dialogue from different orientations, as cycles through time in various places, or meet and tangle at central hubs, rhythms are legible in space.
This course invites students to find, read, and design spatial rhythms in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine region. Students will consider and study how rhythms might shape space or be steered by spatial forces. We will com- bine quantitative and qualitative research using GIS tools and extensive field work.
The integration of different issues and perspectives will be supported by the participatory method ‘Future Synthesizer’. In the design phase we will focus on effective spatial, social, and technological levers to effect regional rhythms, interactions, and interdependencies – and help to bring together harmony, integration, and regeneration in a regional soundtrack.
Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster, Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development
Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster, Robin Chang, Martin Bangratz
Tuesdays, 10:30 bis 14:30 Uhr, SG317
Oral presentation and submission via Moodle