In einem schönen Garten wächst eine bessere Welt!

Eine „Neue Mitte“ für Sandow Architekturstudenten der FH-Lausitz haben sich am EU-Forschungsprojektes „Landscape Choreography“ beteiligt und können nun, ihre Idee eines „Mitmach-Gartens“, so titelte am vergangenen Mittwoch (24.4) die Lausitzer Rundschau, umsetzen. Die Brachfläche in Sandow, zwischen Elisabeth-Wolf-Straße und Spree soll zu einem grünen Ort der Begegnung werden. Die Studentengruppe stellt sich dabei einen „Generationsgarten“ …

Productive wasteland in Cottbus

Productive wasteland in Cottbus Cottbus is a town surrounded by one of the most incredible landscapes to be encountered in Europe: a huge, massive, open-air carbon mining area. The area seems incredibly clean, at least for the standards of people used to live in other European industrial towns. In fact, if we consider the case …

Mining Lausitz

Challenges of lignite mining in Lusatia The transformation of an industrial landscape In the early 1990s shortly after the political changes in Europe a structural weakness in Germany’s new federal States was expected to occur but also to quickly pass. In the mid 1990s it seemed certain that also the industrial regions of Eastern Germany …

Six months of student research and study projects

MASTERS COURSE ARCHITECTURE Lausitz URBAN PLANNING AND CONVERSION WS 2012/2013 Teachers: visiting Prof. Maria Ippolita Nicotera, Prof. Markus Otto During one semester, the work of 25 architecture students of the University of Lausitz contributed to European research project. At the moment, the first phase of the study-project aims to find out, which locations and stakeholders …

Urban debate in Cottbus

Urban debates and competition in cottbus Architekturstudenten der Hochschule Lausitz arbeiten im Rahmen eines EU-Forschungsprojektes weiter an drei Untersuchungsobjekten in Cottbus. Ein Workshop zu diesem interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekt „LANDSCAPE CHOREOGRAPHY“, an dem der Masterstudiengang Architektur und das Institut für Neue Industriekultur e.V. (INIK), An-Institut der HL, beteiligt sind, fand am 8. Februar 2013 an der Hochschule …

Productive Wasteland in Taranto

Productive wasteland in Taranto The city of Taranto is more than two-thousand years old. Born as a Greek (Spartan) colony in the heart of the Southern Mediterranean sea, Taranto can be imagined as the unstable outcome of a slow process of cultural hybridization, the result of multilayered relations, conflicts and exchanges with different Others. However, …

The yard of Palazzo Ulmo

Palazzo Ulmo The building, situated in Via Duomo, the main street in the old town of Taranto, is officially empty since almost 5 years, however in an informal way, in many hidden corner inside of it, the life has growth up more and more in the last years. This kind of “public” and intense use …

Ammazza che piazza

Ammazza che piazza “We are a group of young people, tired to be indifferent about the problems of our city that we love and respect. Our desire to do something useful for our city brought us to organize meetings aimed to clean and renovate green spaces as parks, small city gardens, squares… Taranto is the …

Bikers, polo and skaters in Salinella

Bikers, polo and skaters in Salinella “The Howlers was found as Association after a tragic event: the death of a young boy on a bike, run over by a car. The first aim was to spend time together promoting the use of the bicycle in a city like Taranto were the private transport is almost …

Productive wasteland in Cluj Napoca

Productive wasteland in Cluj Napoca Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, is experiencing the social and economic impact of post-socialist, market driven policies. Several buildings – private houses and, above all, malls – have occupied the outer city landscape, while the former regime architecture still dominates the central quarters. At the social, political and economic levels, a growing …

Grabbing Urban Public Spaces as Commons

Grabbing Urban Public Spaces as Commons: a Project Manifesto Urban gardening has been considered an important “cultural, ecological and social resource”(H. Lebhuhn 2012). When the practice of community gardening started, many of today’s community gardens in North America and Europe took the shape of squats or informal “guerilla style” gardens and were influenced by urban …

Conferences in Cluj Napoca

Productive Wasteland conferences > 18 dec. from 7 pm, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, str. René Descartes, nr. 30. > 19 dec. from 7 pm, Fabrica de Pensule, Bar, Str. H. Barbusse 59-61. On the border of the city, between a forest, a block and a playground, grass everywhere, the balcony of my neighbor, a …