Quick Design for the urban planning day NRW: "Property obliges - Do we solve the land issue?"

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WS 2019/20

Duration: 1 semester


1. To whom is the improvisation directed?
To creative students who are eager to discuss, who find current and planning questions exciting and who like to face their own challenges.

2. Occasion
During this year's City Planners' Day of the North Rhine-Westphalian Chamber of Architects, architects, planners and players in public life will discuss the question of land. But what exactly is the question of land? Where are the problems, the challenges and the obstacles?

"Who owns the city? In an angry essay, the Greek architect Aristide Antonas recently denounced the expropriation of his city" with these words, Kaye Geipel introduces his contribution "Land question unsolved" to the construction world in 2017. Two years later, Tobias Habermann published the article in the planner: "Das Grundeigentum ist antastbar - Ein Kommentar". Laura Weißmüller writes in 2018 that the instruments for "dealing with land have long been on the table". Foundations like the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation published 2019 approaches to solving the municipal land question ... These are just a few examples of the immense number of contributions in the debate.

During the "Eigentum verpflichtet - Lösen wir die Bodenfrage" ("Property Obligation - Solving the Soil Question"), three events will read, work on and, in particular, discuss various contributions with students. The discourse is intended to give rise to impulses which should serve to stimulate planning actors with provocative statements for lateral thinking and to set impulses.

3. Methodology
Lecture methods are in a constant state of change. The aim of every presentation is to take the listener along and convey important content. Methods such as Story Telling and Pecha-Kucha are among the trends in the art of presentation. It is not surprising that the Pecha-Kucha format was developed by the architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in Tokyo. To give lectures, to present one's own projects, to defend them, to convince the audience of one's vision and design is part of the tools of the trade of every architect and planner.

For this reason, it is important to take the opportunity to acquire new formats, to practice speaking in front of one's fellow students, and to gain first stage experience. For this the improvisation serves as an ideal training platform. While in the first part the contents are worked out and discussed, the students are prepared for their Pecha-Kucha lecture at the AKNW town planner's day with intensive supervision.

But what exactly is Pecha-Kucha?
Pecha-Kucha comes from Japanese and means "confused chatter". The format is based on the simple formula: 20*20. The students have 20 slides, each faded in for 20 seconds. Thus the lecture time amounts to exactly 6:40 minutes.
One of the biggest challenges is to keep to the schedule and at the same time give the listeners impulses.
For the latter the Pecha-Kucha method is supplemented by Story Telling. The students should learn how to package complex facts into an interesting story and thus win the listener over to the topics.

4. Output
Pecha-Kucha lecture during the town planner's day

Dates & Events

Discourse on content
Mo., 21.10.2019, 16:00 - 18:00 o'clock, Room SG 304
Mo., 28.10.2019, 16:00 - 18:00 hrs, Room SG 304
Mo., 11.11.2019, 16:00 - 18:00 o'clock, Room SG 304

Intensive training Pecha-Kucha
Mi., 20.11.2019, 15:00 - 18:00 o'clock, Room SG 304
Mo., 25.11.2019, 15:00 - 18:00 o'clock, Room SG 304
Mi., 27.11.2019, 15:00 - 18:00 o'clock, Room SG 304

City planner day AKNW Dortmund
Fri, 29.11.2019, Full Day, Dortmund




Canan Çelik M.Sc.