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SPRING 2012 LECTURE SERIES

STUDY TRIP LECTURES:

25february - 11march Prof. Kongjian Yu Peking University Turenscape

Prof. Dihua Li Peking University

Prof. Zhang Tianxin Peking University

Prof. Wu Honglin Peking University

Prof. Han XiLi

LECTURE SERIES MaHS/MaUSP/EMU:

13

13

14

‘Chinese R-urbanization: City in the Village & Village in the City’

‘Urbanus: Recent projects’

‘China’s New Megacities’

february

Wu Jun

Peking University

Si Minjie

Huazhong University, Wuhan, China

Peking University UAO Creations

february

Meng Yan

20

february

february

‘Village in the City: Guanghzou case’

Michiel Hulshof

Urbanus, China

26

Director Go West project

Yanliu Lin

march

‘Free Figures’

Georges Heintz ENSAS/ Heintz-Kehr France

OSA, KU Leuven

21

7

23 april

‘The Chinese Garden Now’

Bianca M. Rinaldi University of Camerino, Italy

may

may

‘Shifting Scales/ Matching Methods’

BOKU 03.0010

10.30-12.30

Glattalbahn Urban Dev. Markus Knauss, Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz

KAST.00.0029

14.00-16.00

27

march

Karlsruhe _ Philip Banschbach

BOKU 03.0010

16.00-18.00

27

march

BOKU 03.0010

11.00-13.00

3

18.00-20.00

may

‘Governing uneven development?’

‘The future for EU urban policy’

Jef van den Broeck

Marc Twydr-Jones

Francisco Lamiquiz

Andy Pike

Rob Atkinson

Polytechnic University Madrid Spain

CURDS, University of Newcastle, UK

University of the West of England, UK

Infrastructure projects Basel _ name tbc

Tramway project 00.0024 KA10 aud B

18.00-20.00

aud Kasteel

18.00-20.00

aud de Molen

16:00-18:00

aud de Molen

18:00-20:00

Strategic Spatial Planning aud de Molen

Master of Human Settlements - Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning - European Masters in Urbanism KULeuven Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning a: Kasteelpark Arenberg 1 - 3001 Heverlee (Leuven, Belgium) t: +32.16.32.13.91 w: www.asro.kuleuven.be/mahs www.asro.kuleuven.be/mausp

AUD A, 00.54

Kelly Shannon, Viviana d’Auria

‘Pedestrian mobility and built environment’

Bartlett School of Planning, University College London UK

18.00-20.00

[landscape urbanism studio]

‘The maturity and diversity of spatial planning’

P&D, KU Leuven Belgium

aud Kasteel

RECONSIDERING THE VILLAGE IN THE (expanding) CITY - TAIHU, BEIJING

Munich _ Fritz Auweck, H. Brenner, C. Jens

Europe

Large Scale Housing Estates: Grands Ensembles in France To Design Landscape: Art, Nature and Utility

Helle Juul

Eduardo Leira

Jan Benthem

JUUL / FROST Arkitekter , Denmark

I3 Consultores, Spain

Benthem Crouwel Architects, The Netherlands

Bernadette Blanchon-Caillot, École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, France Catherine Dee, University of Sheffield, UK

JoLA. Journal of Landscape Architecture

18.00-20.00

BOOK/ MAGAZINE LAUNCH 17.00-20.00

aud de molen

200A 00.225

SPRING 2012 DESIGN STUDIOS:

10

may

april

AUD A 00.54

‘Urbanism and SSP in strategic projects’

Strategic projects

Strasbourg _ name tbc

‘Central Station’

Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Norway

DEBATE

19 Kombilösung Project

march

Oliver Kleinschmidt, Büro Kleinschmidt, Germany

Vice Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

3-11march

march

‘ Large Urban Projects: Projects as Plans’

Bianca M. Rinaldi, University of Camerino, Italy .

GSD, Harvard University, USA

28

‘Urban potential: urban life as a catalyst for change’

The New Chinese Garden

Pierre Bélanger

23

march

Karsten Jørgensen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, USA

TAAB6, Spain

22

june

‘Estuarine Urbanisms’

‘Terrains of Water’

Anuradha Mathur

Ivan Llach

Qui Baoxing

Beijing, China

12

18:00-20:00

How can landscape be (re)considered as a spatial and productive asset in the dynamic transformation of China’s rapidly expanding capital city? How can the explicit inclusion of existing villages and their landscapes (with densification and new productivity) on the urban/ rural fringe become a planned counter model to the bull-dozing and tabula rasa city building modus? Can modes of resistance in the “normalization” and engulfing of villages in urban fabrics become new figures of “village in the city”, a specific and spectacular form of urbanization process in contemporary China? These large questions will be addressed through a design research investigation on a site in Beijing. The Taihu and Yizhuang Districts are 30 kilometers away from the capital city and southeast of the city’s 6th ring road. The low-lying agricultural area is between two large new densified towns, Tongzhou and Yizhuang. The areas presently has a population of 83,000, clustered in 46 villages and its popultaion it set to triple in 10 years. Within the Beijing master-planning ideal, the territory was envisioned as one of the so-called ‘green wedges’ between the first and second green rings of the city, however, unstoppable urban growth has thwarted such plans and the site will inevitably become an extension of Beijing itself—clearly reinforced by the introduction of the high-speed train that bisects the area (connecting Beijing-Tianjin).

aud Kasteel = Kasteelpark Arenberg 1

(in cooperation with Atlantis programme) Miguel Robles-Duran, Quilian Riano, Maarten Van Acker (Parsons The New School), Bruno De Meulder The changing of geo-political boundaries across continents, the unprecedented shifting of socio-cultural demographics produced by the ongoing explosion of urbanization across the world and the current environmental - economic crisis generate new conditions that call into question traditional methods of intervention in the city. The complexity of these social, political and economic forces continues to simultaneously generate local zones exclusion as well zones of conflict, where the drama of these collisions is magnified, transforming the territory, the city and the neighborhood as sites of contestation where different conditions of power are inscribed, at odds with one another. The participants in New York will work on Sunset Park in Brooklyn until May and then join their colleagues in Belgium who are working on sites in Brussels and the former industrial belt of the Sambre (Charleroi) and the Haine (La Louvière, Le Centre, Mons and Le Borinage) in Belgium. While comparing these three sites and contexts and while traveling between scales and continents, the studio will address inclusion as a social and cultural phenomenon, which is also a fundamental objective and aim of the discipline of urbanism.

aud A 00.54 = Kasteelpark Arenberg 10

aud de molen

18:00-20:00

aud de molen

18:00-20:00

00.0024 KA10 aud B 18.00-20.00

SPRING 2012 WORKSHOPS/ SYMPOSIA:

[final thesis studios studios]

URBANISMS OF INCLUSION

18.00-21.00

Urban Design Strategies

DESCRIPTIVE URBANISMS

CARTOGRAPHIES OF HYDROLOGY

The studio will focus on the analysis of issues and patterns. It aims to map what is “off the map”: the unconventional. Main focus of this thesis studio is the deep description and insightful mapping of and underestimated social and cultural components of the urban territory. Cases, such as the presence of European communities in Brussels, the structuring of the territory by civil society and that of secondary urban quarters, conventionally “off the map”, will be up for (re)consideration and (re)interpretation. While putting unconventional topics on the map, the studio simultaneously ambitions to renew, through a learning- bydoing approach, the methods of descriptiveion representation that urbanism employsuses, combining “‘thick”’ descriptions and telling cartographies.

Cartographies of Hydrology explores the means of representing crossscalar systems and logics, from large-scale regions and territories (watersheds) to the natural and man-made systems of waterways, dikes, sluices, pump stations, embankments, etc. Ultimately, the aim of such mappings and cartographies is to distil intrinsic logics and latent potentials and create new synergies between interdependent systems that (re)balance ecology, economy and socio-cultural values. Interpretative cartographies will trace the layered narratives of the landscape, its contested territories, mapped realities and eventually ‘what if’ scenarios that offer resilience in the face of contemporary challenges. Participants will be investigating the Le Centre and the Campine regions in Belgium, the qanats of Isfahan (Iran) and the Bogatá River in Bogatá (Colombia).

Bruno De Meulder

Kelly Shannon

STUDIO URBAN NATURE

Kelly Shannon, Stefan D. Boris, Thomas J.Clemmensen f

The project will focus on the regeneration of a drained lake called Kolindsund and its connected waterways in relation to the East Jutland City Region. The research will investigate ‘new natures’ and infrastructure for the territory. The long sides of the former lake are distinctly different in character: the northern side with rolling hills is forested while the southern side is flat farmland. There are a handful of smaller settlements as well as the larger city of Grenå on the easternmost point. The studio will work in collaboration with the Aarhus School of Architecture.

BOKU 03.0010 = Kasteelpark Arenberg 40

aud de Molen = Kasteelpark Arenberg 50

ARCHITECTURE FOR LEISURE IN POSTWAR EUROPE, 1945-1989 Leuven, 16-18 February Janina Gosseye and Hilde Heynen (chairs)

Between 1945 and 1989 a multitude of new collective spaces, such as cultural centres, swimming pools, sports halls, community centres, vacation villages, holiday resorts, leisure parks, etc… were constructed across (Western) Europe - many of them built with public funds. The European welfare state thus gave rise to an elaborate leisure infrastructure, which complemented the massive efforts on the housing front. Several publications in architectural history, social history and cultural studies have focused on interesting aspects of this development. Few studies, however, have sought to link the socio-historical understanding of the development of welfare policies aimed at the elaboration of leisure infrastructure in Europe with the spatial impact of these building programmes on different scale levels: from the architectural to the urban. The sixteen papers which will be presented during this international seminar, contribute to bridge this gap by focusing on the development of leisure infrastructure in different European contexts, combining architectural theory with socio-political history and cultural- and media studies, in order to develop novel insights and to broaden knowledge about the post-war welfare state. On Thursday-evening, February 16th, Christoph Grafe (T.U.Delft) and Janina Gosseye will give an opening lecture on ‘Cultural Centres in Europe’, chaired by Hilde Heynen. On Friday and Saturday, seventeen international speakers will present their work in four different sessions: ‘The Performance of Leisure’, ‘The Ideology of Leisure’, ‘The Discipline of Leisure’ and ‘Leisure as Travel’. Hannah Lewi (University of Melbourne) and Tom Avermaete (T.U.Delft) will give key-note lectures.

aud 200A 00.225 = Celestijnenlaan 200a

RE-CYCLING CITY EMU INTENSIVE WORKSHOP Venice, 29 June - 09 July Paola Viganó (coordinator)

The design research workshop will investigate the notion of “100% recycling”. The hypothesis assumes that the transformation of territory should be tackled through processes of endogenous growth of the city, due to the reinvention and re-signification of already available urban materials. The reasons which support the “100% recycle” hypothesis are manifold and lie on what can be seen to be very different planes: that of limiting the consumption of non- renewable materials, reducing the energy consumption, and the economic and energetic rationality of a judicious use of the existing buildings and infrastructures.

The Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning offers 2 post-graduate programs in human settlements and urbanism: The Master of Human Settlements (MaHS) is a 2-semester degree which addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformation within the scope of sustainable development. The internationally oriented Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning (MaUSP) is a 4-semester degree which addresses the critical understanding of contemporary conditions of cities and urban regions. The MaUSP programme is part of the European Masters in Urbanism (EMU) which is a high-quality, design oriented collaborative program with partner universities UPC Barcelona TU Delft and IUAV Venice. The core of all of the programs is the design studio complemented by compulsory and elective courses.


Lectures - Spring 2012