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Rethinking the Concept of Density – Excursion & Workshop, Vienna


Fr, 06/05/2016 – 10:00 bis So, 08/05/2016 – 18:00



Workshop in Kooperation mit dem Aktionsfonds Österreich-Ungarn, der Universität Pecs und der Technischen Universität Wien.

The focus is a revisit of the topic “City Density”, which has for a long time been part of debates and is now regaining the interest of different disciplines. Focusing on this, on the one hand, well studied and at the same time very current issue this publication aims at opening novel perspectives and discussions related to density. This phenomenon has been part of urban planning discourses – thinking of the concepts of compact city, vertical city, or more recently, debates of smart city, resilient city and slow city – but has also gained the attention of artists, such as Constant Nieuwenhuys in his experimental work on New Babylon. To give consideration to these versatile approaches, we would like to expand the traditional fields of urban studies by including ongoing debates within art, cultural studies and humanities.

Organizer: Annamarija Batista, Szilvia Kovás, Carina Lesky