THE FIELD OF ACTION IS “LANDSCHAFTSGESCHEHEN*”

*the multi-dimensional, manifold character of landscape including the human activities within it, its flora and fauna, its buildings and infrastructures, whether planned or unplanned.

Urban landscapes can be entire regions, a specific urban-rural constellation, individual towns and cities, or just parts thereof. Work at the STUDIO proceeds from an experimental understanding of spatial research and the perception, elaboration and design of spatial processes. As “fans of the present”, the STUDIO’s members seek to uncover potential and possible directions in the existing spatial constellation in order to formulate possible developmental steps for the respective area of investigation.

THE MEANS OF ACTION IS DESIGN

combined with research, teaching and practice.

The studio uses design as a mode of research: spatial design is always seen as an exploratory and experimental process with open end. This approach to research through design is able to address the complexities of the realities of space and can be applied at all scales: from the large-scale conceptual level to the undertaking of 1:1 experiments on site. This comprehension of design allows STUDIO URBAN LANDSCAPES to bring together teaching and research with professional practice and public activities through workshops, exhibitions and guest critiques, or in collaborative project work. The result is an “evolutionary continuity”: the interweaving of teaching, research and real projects – both in terms of the task and method as well as the people involved – fosters productive exchanges between these three spheres, generating synergies and creating a lasting pool of knowledge.

THE MODE OF ACTION IS “RAUMLIEBE*”

*with curiosity and passion, reason and intuition

At STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN, design encompasses rational-analytical, emotional-intuitive and experience-based approaches to gaining and creating knowledge. This makes it possible to consider complex spatial problems and to connect different approaches to thinking and acting from the sciences, humanities, engineering and the arts..

Our work at STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN is informed by a fundamental empathy and affection for the urban landscape as a subject of design and research.

 

THE BASIS OF ACTION IS TRANSDISCIPLINARY

* seen from a landscape perspective

The STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN is a network of people within and outside the academic realm. Transdisciplinary networking strategies are a pre-condition for designing complex urban landscapes.

Team members from the fields of landscape architecture, urban planning, architecture, engineering, biology, social science and water management collaborate on current issues facing urban landscapes. These range from regional strategies to local projects. The network is extended as needed to meet the specific requirements of the respective project