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Territorial Turn!

Towards just, ecological and collaborative urbanism

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Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Join us for the International Symposium Territorial Turn! held by the Institute of Urbanism, TU Graz, and elaborate together with our our keynote speakers and presenters on changes, values and framework conditions of urbanism. The discussion on theoretical concepts and ideas, as well as pioneering practical urban design propositions will contribute to actively think, plan, design, and implement an ecological and equitable urban future on a territorial scale.

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Argument

Join us for the International Symposium Territorial Turn! held by the Institute of Urbanism, TU Graz, and elaborate together with our our keynote speakers and presenters on changes, values and framework conditions of urbanism. The discussion on theoretical concepts and ideas, as well as pioneering practical urban design propositions will contribute to actively think, plan, design, and implement an ecological and equitable urban future on a territorial scale.

The symposium Territorial Turn! will take place in Graz on the 15th and 16th of September 2022. The symposium, which is part of the New European Bauhaus Program, will offer 1,5 days of presentations and discussions with international scholars and practitioners of the disciplines of Urbanism, Architecture, Landscape, Planning, Urban Studies and Design.

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Program

5th September | Day 1

Morning

Territorial Turn!

Opening and introduction to the Symposium

  • Aglaée Degros Head Institute of Urbanism & Petra Petersson Dean Faculty of Architecture
  • Keynote by Susanne Eliasson GRAU - Good Reasons to Afford Urbanism

Coffee break 

Who owns the ground? 

In the past decades, our urban environments have considerably changed. Urban growth in peri-urban areas as much as densification of inner city areas are fuelled by real estate and urban planning dynamics. While this process is on-going and creates heterogeneous forms and conditions, exacerbating socio-economical polarization, how can we look at the ground as commons to transform, infuse and come up with different spatial orders for urbanity and habitability, capable to form socio-economic and cultural connections for a territorial urbanism? How could collective actions and models improve the environmental conditions of these inhabited territories?

  • Papers by Slobodan Velevski, Marija Velevska, Elena Andonova, Irena Milojeska |Tommaso Pietropolli
  • Discussion with Marcel Smets, Susanne Eliasson, Andrea Jany, Andreas Lichtblau, Julia Fröhlich, Sandra Guinand

Coffee break 

  • How to deal with transformation? Keynote by Stefan Rettich Universität Kassel - Fachgebiet Städtebau

How to deal with transformation?

Our contemporary settings are faced with increasingly disruptive phenomena creating extensive uncertainty. These episodes have a strong impact on our urban environments - leading to the obsolescence of infrastructures, housing, factories, public spaces, etc., sometimes demanding a radical shift in their contemporary uses or functions. Which attitude should we implement to approach these infrastructures differently? What positive role could these urban elements play in connecting urban territories rather than exacerbating their fragmentations? How could they become strategic locations for territorial urbanism?

  • Papers by Johannes Bernsteiner | Beatrice Galimberti
  • Discussion with Han Meyer, Stefan Rettich, Maik Novotny, Anselm Wagner, Anna-Maria Jäger, Radostina Radulover-Stahmer

Lunch – buffet on the rooftop

Afternoon

  • Unbuild environment. Why is it relevant now? Keynote by Eva Pfannes OOZE Architects and Urbanists 

How to repair the territory?

Urban settlements and their extensions have produced degraded and contaminated areas, informal settlements, anonymous commercial zones as well as plain new housing developments. These landscapes require actions to repair them and turn them into places of possibility and habitability by unravelling their potentials. How can we envision environmental and social approaches to the territory to create alternative paths to the traditional urbanization processes and urbanism practices? What could be these innovative approaches?

  • Papers by Julio de la Fuente & Natalia Gutiérrez | Ward Verbakel
  • Discussion with Marcel Smets, Eva Pfannes, Karl Steininger, Andreas Lichtblau, Isabel Stumfol, Anna Bagarić

Coffee break 

Urbanism Fellow Graz - Award Ceremony

Musique and Apéro on the rooftop

16th September | Day 2 

Morning

  • How to create the territorial turn? Keynote by Paola Viganò EPF Lausanne & IUAV

How to negotiate common visions?

Our urban territories are composed of a multitude of actors with various profiles, faced with diverse conditions and issues, as well as holding different values and objectives. This diversity can be a real challenge for planning and co-constructing territorial urbanism. How can we share and build a common vision for our urban territories and our environment at large? How can we override conflicts and oppositions for co-construction?

  • Papers by Stefan Devoldere | Lilli Lička, Hannes Gröblacher
  • discussion with Han Meyer, Paola Viganò, Kaye Geipel, Günter Getzinger, Oskar May, Markus Monsberger

Coffee break 

Territorial Turn !

  • Paola Viganò, Susanne Eliasson, Stefan Rettich, Han Meyer, Marcel Smets, Eva Schwab | Host: Aglaée Degros 

Lunch basket 

Afternoon 

How to work with existing urban qualities to secure territorial continuties? Guided walk through Graz

DI Sophia Walk

Places

  • 2e étage - Kronesgasse 5
    Graz, Austria

Event format

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022
  • Friday, September 16, 2022

Keywords

  • urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture, urbanism, sustainability

Contact(s)

  • Sandra Guinand
    courriel : urbagraz [at] tugraz [dot] at

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Sandra Guinand
    courriel : urbagraz [at] tugraz [dot] at

To cite this announcement

« Territorial Turn! », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, https://calenda.org/1003624

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