New Bauhaus City Dialogues

„New Bauhaus City – Dialogues"  at Leibniz Universität Hannover

 Starting a discussion on the „New Bauhaus City“ as a master´s design-research studio in Summersemester 2021, our aim is to create new linkages between urbanism and other disciplines and open dialogues in-between theory and praxis. The lecture series „New Bauhaus City – Dialogues"  at Leibniz Universität Hannover invites for brief thematic introductions followed by an informal exchange among experts and students, contributing to questions around the New European Bauhaus initiative, which combines the topic of the Green Deal and sustainability with a cultural and aesthetical aim – calling architects and urban designers for contributions. In search of innovative ideas interdisciplinary connections and new visions for our Habitats and their creation, our attention is set on beyond of metropolis – towns, suburbs and villages – focusing on the transformation of cities as part of the New European Bauhaus framework. 

ZOOM LINK DIALOGUE 08.06.2021 17:00
Meeting-ID: 950 2019 3060
Kenncode: 610952


Urbanism + New Work

Severine Marguin and Elena Militello

This first Dialogue addresses an interdisciplinary exchange about strategies, methods and tools to think, develop, and connect possibilities for new working models and cultural employment, building upon existing and emerging networks and alliances as well as theoretical models and historic experiments. The topic of "Urbanism + New Work“ includes digitalization as a major driver for change and strongly relates questions about places, different life styles and social living situations, infrastructures and future perspectives, that in the periphery, play an important role.

Severine Marguin leads the Method Lab in Collaborative Research Centre 1265 "Re-Figuration of Spaces" at the Technische Universität Berlin. She gained her PhD in Sociology of Work and Sociology of Art from Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Moreover she held a postdoc position in the Excellence Cluster "Image Knowledge Gestaltung" at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2015-2018), where she was based in the project "ArchitecturesExperiments" and worked on the Einstein Research Project "Autonomy and Functionalisation" (2017-2018)

Elena Militello is the president for the project "South Working – Lavore dal Sud", an organization that advocates working possibilities of young people, creating social and territorial innovation. She studied Law at Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, has been a visiting scholar at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (2018), guest researcher at Max Planck Institute in Freiburg (2018-2019) and is now researcher in criminal procedure at the University of Messina in Sicily, holding a Ph.D. in Law and Humanities from the University of Insubria (Como)    

Urbanism + Experiments

Lucio Nardi and Amica Dall 

Aiming for possibilities, openness and collective action in our habitats – How can we bring discourse into practice; explore new ways of co-creating processes, building bridges through cultural engagement, per- formativity and communication? The topic of "Urbanism + Experiments“ combines the theoretical reflection and observation of how social and spatial doings become manifested and explores innovative ideas and projects how existing situations can be transformed and how future could look like – from the eyes of children, from a perspective of theater and through a creative engagement of people.

Lucio Nardi is an architect and guest lecturer at various universities, including Bauhaus Universität Weimar, UDK Berlin and the MSA Münster School of Architecture. He worked together with Giorgio Grassi and Diener and Diener Architekten and realized many workshops and seminars, where different interdisciplinary approaches for a cultural and artistic activation in architecture and urban design were tested and realized. Also, he holds a Ph.D. in Architecture, which he realized at the Università IUAV di Venezia.

Amica Dall is a co-founder of the mixed disciplinary practice Assemble and a writer and designer, focusing on the intersection between built form and the social life of cities. She is trained in English Literature (Cambridge University) and Material and Visual Culture (University College London), a long-term trustee of Theatrum Mundi and studio leader at the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Architectural Association. Also, she is a co-founder and trustee of Baltic Street Adventure Playground, a radical child-lead space in Glasgow.

Urbanism + Creativity

Alma Sarmiento and Torange Khonsari

Art as way of thinking, a process, time and experimentation is a reading and communicating in different ways – it opens possibilities to create together, discuss, do, re-do and invent. Dealing with urban space, requires this spirit of creativity that welcomes the unexpected and allows things to develop, but how exactly can it drive change and how is it connected to a situated learning of given contextual situations?

Alma Sarmiento is an artist, artistic researcher and professor for arts at Universidad del Rosario, Bogota D.C. Her work focuses on possible relations between Collage and time, understood as mediums and concepts. She has participated in various collective exhibitions, among them MLT(Movimiento para la Liberación del Tiempo) and created the artistic laboratory LEPAT21S*, which focuses on experiments on time in relation to sensation of acceleration, the Internet, organization of knowledge and art as a privileged temporal activity.    

Torange Khonsari is one of the co-founders of the art and architecture practice public works, a not-for-profit critical design practice that occupies the terrain in-between architecture, art and performance. She is a researcher in the field of Cultural and Civic Commons, teached architecture and activism at UMA school of architecture in Umeå (Sweden) and is a senior lecturer in architecture at London metropolitan university (since 2000). Moreover, she has been keynote speaker for UN Habitat conferences and has run numerous workshops internationally.


Special Guest

Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. She is the principal investigator for the Democratic Knowledge Project, a distributed research and action lab at Harvard University that  seeks to identify, strengthen, and disseminate the bodies of knowledge, skills, and capacities that democratic citizens need in order to succeed at operating their democracy. She has published various books, among them “Politische Gleichheit” (2020). At the moment she is exploring candidacy for Massachusets governor 2022.