Projections, Limits, Encounters: a Month of Urban Design is a festival of activities around the relevance, impact, limits, and agency of urban design in relation to architecture and the urbanised landscape.
Bringing together multitude of groups and organizations across university, practice and society, this program invites researchers, designers, and educators, to reflect upon the past, present, and future of urban design. This month is both a celebration of past and present work on Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft, as well as an opportunity to look ahead into the unchartered territory of our urban futures.
The program is the result of a cooperation between the Section of Urban Design (Department of Urbanism) with: Building Ideologies Group and Urban Architecture (Department of Architecture); Section of Spatial Planning and Strategy and Section of Landscape Architecture (Department of Urbanism); Polis Platform for Urbanism and Landscape Architecture; TU Delft Deltas, Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative (DIMI); Vereniging Deltametropool, Platform Ontwerp NL, and Public Programs of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft.
Exhibition Urban Design BK: Scales, Subjects, Fabrics. October 24–November 21, Oostserre. Curated by Taneha Bacchin, Nikos Katsikis and Victor Muñoz Sanz.
BK Talks: Urban Design BK. Tuesday, October 24, 6–8pm, Oostserre & online. With Tess Broekmans, Mike Emmerik, Raquel Hädrich Silva, Caroline Newton, Stylos, Paul Vermeulen, moderated by Leo van den Burg
Urbanism meets BZK: Collaborative Pathways for Spatial Excellence in Dutch Planning. Thursday, October 26, 9am–7pm, Berlagezaal 1. Please note this activity will be in Dutch. Free but registration required via an email addressed to Karin Visser (C.M.Visser@tudelft.nl). Workshop with the Ministry of Interior Affairs organized by the Department of Urbanism and Programma Mooi Nederland.
Metropolitan Club Talk @Bouwpub: Wordt Nederland nu Nederstad? Thursday, October 26, 1–3pm, Bouwpub. Please note this activity will be in Dutch. Free but registration required. With Anne Loes Nillesen, Errik Buursink, Helmut Thoele, moderated by Robbert Jan van der Veen.
Symposium Repositioning Urban Design: Projections, Limits, Encounters. Friday, October 27, 10am–6.30pm, Berlagezaal 1. Free but registration required. With Ross Exo Adams, Taneha Bacchin, Alessandra Corvini & Giovanni Belloti, Kim Förster, Salomon Frausto, Maurice Harteveld, Birgit Hausleitner, Elisa Iturbe, Nikos Katsikis, Anne Loes Nillesen, Víctor Muñoz Sanz, Anh-Linh Ngo, Pelin Tan, Belinda Tato, Elma van Boxtel & Kristian Koreman.
Exhibition Urban Architecture: Josaphat, Brussels. November 1–6. Room K. Organized by the Chair of Urban Architecture.
Symposium of Urban Design History and Theory. November 1–3. Various locations in BK and campus. More information and registration. Convened by Janina Gosseye, Tom Avermaete, and Matthew Heins.
Immersive Urbanism: Open House at VR-BK. Wednesday, November 1, 2–5pm, BG.West.270/290. Free, walk-in or sign-up via: email@example.com
Urbanism and Landscape Architecture Week 2023: Against all Odds. November 6–9, various locations. More info and registration. Organized by Polis Platform for Urbanism and Landscape Architecture.
Philip Spangenberg Travel Grant Book Market. Monday, November 13, 12–5pm, Oostserre.
Workshop Revealing the Impact of Social Media on Places: Mapping Differences Between Virtual space and Physical Space. Wednesday, November 15, 1–5pm, room Q. Free but registration required. With Shuyu Zhang and Claudiu Forgaci.
Metropolitan Club Talk @Bouwpub: De Sociaalmaatschappelijke Werkstad? Thursday, November 16, 10:30pm–12:30pm, Bouwpub. Please note this activity will be in Dutch. Free but registration required. With Kees Christiaanse, Maarten van Ham, Hilde Blank, moderated by Robbert Jan van der Veen.
Public lecture by Kees Christiaanse: Urgent Urbanism. Thursday, November 16, 12:45–1:45pm, hall A. In conversation with Tess Broekmans and Robbert Jan van der Veen.
Workshop Unlearning Urban Design. Monday, November 20, 4–6pm, Berlagezaal 1. Free but registration required. With Raquel Hädrich Silva and Geert van der Meulen.
Symposium Met het Oog op de Toekomst:Betekenis en Doorwerking van Ontwerpend Onderzoek voor Ruimtelijke- en Transitieopgaven. Tuesday, November 21, 10am–4.30pm, Nieuwe Instituut. Please note this activity will be in Dutch. Free but registration required. More information about the program, speakers, and registration in DIMI’s website. Organized by DIMI, Vereniging Deltametropool and the Section of Urban Design.
Workshop Intersubjective Approaches in Urban Design. Thursday, November 23, 9am–1pm, room K. Free but registration required. With Sahar Asadollahi Asl Zarkhah and Maurice Harteveld.
Public lecture by Richard Sennett: Interiority and the Open City. Friday November 24, 4:30–6:30pm, hall A. Followed by a conversation with by Maurice Harteveld.
Round table Urban Design: Unknown Grounds. Tuesday November 28, 5–7pm, Berlagezaal 1. With Nick Axel, Taneha Bacchin, Janna Bystrykh, Luisa Calabrese, Anna Gasco, Nikos Katsikis, Víctor Muñoz Sanz, and Thijs van Spaandonk.
Unless otherwise noted, all activities take place in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.
Projections, Limits, Encounters: a Month of Urban Design is curated by Taneha Bacchin, Nikos Katsikis and Victor Muñoz Sanz, with the assistance of Julia Moura, Tara Kanj and Noud van de Mast and support by Danielle Hellendoorn and Martine de Jong-Lansbergen.
Kees de Klein is the graphic designer of the visual and identity components of this event.