Emerging Perspectives on Urban Morphology: Researching and Learning through multiple practices

EPUM is an international research project which aims at the integration of different urban form research and teaching approaches through pedagogic innovation and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The activities of this 28 months project (2017-2020) are funded by Erasmus+ and focus on the development of an innovative, open and inclusive system of teaching and training in urban form from a multidisciplinary perspective, capable of enabling the current and future generation of planning and design professionals to address comprehensively and effectively the variety of issues and challenges faced by contemporary cities. This website provides information about the project activities to partners and to other parties interested in the work of the project.

Urban Form, (In)Equality and (In)Justice: Research and Education_EPUM Multiplier Event_Vienna 22.11.2019

Urban Form, (In)Equality and (In)Justice: Research and Education_EPUM Multiplier Event_Vienna 22.11.2019

This event brings together educators, students and professionals from various disciplines, to reflect on the relation between how different forms of (in)justice and (in)equality are spatially inscribed in the city and how architects, planners, sociologists, geographers, social and urban designers conceive and produce urban form. It engages with urban form as a political and social arena, centring its investigation on plural relations between urban form and lived space. This approach provides a conceptual and empirical framework for researching complexity and many contingencies of socially produced urban space. This means that the urban fabric materializes not only by design and construction in various degrees of regulation and (in)formality, but also through the settling of plural dimensions of mundane everyday life, political struggle, cultural expression, as well as visible and invisible structural (pre)conditions. How are (in)justice and (in)equality inscribed in urban form? What are the agents, practices and processes that produce equality and justice? How can different analytical and design approaches illuminate and contest injustice and inequality as matters of concern? How can open learning curriculum and open education resources for teaching urban form build the capacity for more inclusive city-making?

Featuring a keynote lecture by Fran Tonkiss: Designing for (in)equality, an exchange with invited speakers at AnOther roundtable, a poster exhibition of Master and PhD students from Austria’s academic institutions.

The event is part of the International Urban Studies Conference on Cities Action Research and Education. Find the detailed program of the event here

Friday, 22 November 2019,  Technische Universität Wien, Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space

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