Forum Connective Spaces

Forum Connective Spaces, 2nd June 2016, Metropolitan Solutions, Berlin

In 2015 the architecture magazines Baumeister and Topos launched the Cities Initiative, the aim of which is to address important questions about future cities. After a successful first year, we were able to convince lighting specialist Schréder to actively support the initiative, which in 2016 is all about connectivity: Nowadays people are well-linked via their smartphones and social media. In a similar sense, the connection between cities is a key to the success of urban space. Districts, suburbs and cities will not only have to interconnect with one another, but also with energy, knowledge and food suppliers. In doing so, they can satisfy the needs of their inhabitants in the long term. During the Berlin-based trade fair Metropolitan Solutions, we will discuss the crucial question of how cities of maximum participation actually function. We address technical solutions and ideas, planning approaches, challenges, and visions.

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10 am
Introduction/Welcome: Tanja Braemer, Editor in Chief Topos, Prof. Dr. Alexander Gutzmer, Editor in Chief Baumeister, Editorial Director Callwey Verlag

10.10 am – 10.40 am
Connective Culture: How can public space ensure maximum participation? Theoretic, creative and strategic ideas and solutions. Speaker: Prof. Undine Giseke, Landscape Architect, TU Berlin and Jan Liesegang, Architect, Raumlabor Berlin

10.40 am – 11 am
Connective Solutions: Lichtpunkt next – connective lighting solutions for the future city. How will they facilitate and promote mobility and connectivity? Speaker: Dr. Ernst Smolka, Geschäftsführer Schréder GmbH

11.00 – 11.20 am
Connective Spaces: Participation and Co-Creation: How can effective participative planning be realized in urban planning and landscape architecture? Examples, insights, opinions. Interview with Leonard Grosch, Landscape Architect, Atelier Loidl, Berlin

11.20 am – 12.15 pm
How does the Connective City function as a city of many stakeholders? A discussion with all speakers.

Metropolitan Solutions 2016
CityCube Berlin
Room R13 (Level 3),
2nd June 2016
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Participation is free of charge. Please register here: info@garten-landschaft.de