transnational spaces | Bauhaus kolleg VI
Dear prospective Bauhaus Kolleg applicant,
Dear friends of the Bauhaus Kolleg,
We would like to call your attention to our new website
which is now launched. There you find additional information
on our new Bauhaus Kolleg program "Transnational spaces".
Starting October, 18 2004 the Bauhaus Kolleg will focus on
the development of transnational public realms in urban
metropolitan areas. In times of economic globalization,
multi-media based communication and transnational migration
urbanity transcends national boundaries and global spaces
that lack national characteristics materialize. Politics
and society increasingly lose their grip on these spaces
and we cannot understand them by resorting to existing
planning and design strategies. What are the consequences
for cities and architecture if a location is becoming
ambiguous? By looking at select transnational locations,
such as call centers in Calcutta/India, hostels for
refugees in Berlin, transnational markets in Istanbul,
a drilling rig in the North Sea and Frankfurt's airport
the program investigates the new spatial orders that have
emerged within these locations.
We looking forward to your application.