Theorie der Architektur und Entwerfen

Plural Realities

Duration: Wintersemester 2021/22

Critics: Jennifer Raum

Semester: Master

Students: Tietz, Alina

Resource consumption, inequality, poverty – in our architectural work we are surrounded by so-called “wicked problems” – social, cultural or ecological problems that, due to their complexity, can neither be precisely defined nor solved by simple actions. But how can we as architects deal critically with these, how can we position ourselves? How can we express criticism of the present at all – or shouldn’t it be more about “making visible” instead, about showing different realities?

In the seminar we want to examine together to what extent utopian, speculative thinking offers us the opportunity to go beyond architectural practice to devote ourselves more to current, transdisciplinary problems and global or local transformation processes. Step by step, following Philip K. Dick, we follow the question: “[I]f there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others?”

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