Integrated Project III: Shaping Eu(regional) Meuse-Rhine Rhythms

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Course Content

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.


Module Responsible

Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster, Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development

Teaching Staff

Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster, Robin Chang, Martin Bangratz


Tuesdays, 10:30 bis 14:30 Uhr, SG317

Examination Date

Tuesday, 20.02.2024

Examination Format

Oral presentation and submission via Moodle