Workshop 2018: Spatical logics of transition – grafted in Vienna

The workshop is supported by an Erasmus+ grant for strategic partnership for higher education and will take place from July 31st to August 9th 2018 in Vienna, Austria together with students and researchers from Bergen School of Architecture, the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the University of Liechtenstein. Read more about the workshop and have a look at their picture blog.  

In the future, European cities need/have to reframe their scope/objective to go beyond the last refugee crisis in 2015. Cities need to provide enabling frameworks and structures for people, societies, and communities to effectively live and work together to ensure that migration is a positive force on the economic, social, and ecological environment. Vienna is a strong example of how the movement of people has shaped the logic of the city over several centuries. Various experts in human rights, law, history, politics, and civil service will discuss current and future challenges in city planning in an interactive and interdisciplinary way during the workshop.
Furthermore, immigrant networks of belongings and attachments will be explored by talking to people living in transitory places. We will build on the known to discover the unknown, looking at history, existing projects, organisations and networks in Vienna to develop urban planning strategies to tackle current issues.

“The history of civilisation is a history of migration.”