Summer School. Modes of Realising Affordable Forms of Living in Urban Practice 2018


Housing is f-act. Never have we experienced and lived such diverse and rich lifestyles; never have we been as mobile as today; never have we used more space for individual use. We have succeeded in creatively appropriating the existing housing stock, thereby blurring modern categories of work, leisure and housing. Our lifestyles have overwritten the old hardware. We have recognised that specific typologies are particularly well-suited for today’s urban life and furthermore that flexibility and variability as such are impossible to plan but have to emerge through practice and action. Urban life as lived practice has tapped into these potentials and transformed existing structures. In the course of this development we consequently consider it a task for architecture to re-negotiate and newly translate the relation of habitat (dwelling) and habiter (to dwell) into pioneering projects and programs, to enable qualities to emerge through and open for future appropriation. However, there is an astonishing absence of these insights into planning and building processes despite the rise of participatory approaches. What’s missing are the articulation and representation of collective interests into high quality spatial organisation. The aim of the masterclass and summerschool 2018 is to propose, organise and represent future modes of realising affordable forms of living in urban practice.

The summerschool will be held by Momoyo Kaijima, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo assisted by UD and A+ City.

Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based firm founded in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima. Their practice is based on the theory of “behaviorology”. The practice has designed and built houses and public spaces in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Tsukamoto is professor of architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology; Kaijima is associate professor of architecture at ETH, Zürich, and Tsukuba University.



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Prof. Dipl. Ing. Bernd Kniess


Professor, Urban Design

Prof. Christoph Heinemann


Architektur und Stadt

M.Sc. Dominique Peck


Academic Staff, Ph.D. Candidate

M.A. Marieke Behne


Academic Staff, Ph.D. Candidate