Month: May 2019 (page 1 of 1)

First Finger-Walk in Osnabrück

A vital part of the research project “Produktiv. Nachhaltig. Lebendig. Grüne Finger für eine klimaresiliente Stadt” are walks with different groups of people through Osnabrücks so called “Green Fingers”. On May 18 members of the “Bürgerbeirat” walked the green finger Sandbachtal and discussed perceptions, identified relevant questions and found ideas for the future of one of these important green structures. The project that is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) can be seen as transformative science: The goal is not only to do research on transformation processes but to actively intervene in these processes by involving change agents in the process of research. (Photo: Hubertus von Dressler)

Walking – ways to intervene and creatively disturb

In my talk “Interventionen. Produktive Störung und Kommunikationsanlass” at RWTH Aachen (May 13)  I presented my thoughts on walking as means to creatively disturb everyday practices. RWTH is working together with the City of Aachen on a walkability-project and focussing on urban interventions to tackle the associated transformation of public space. Referring to my own research on Walking as Design Research and practical experiences, e.g. with the ongoing project “Paths create Landscapes” in Munich´s Greenbelt, I came up with the recommendation to intervene in the public realm by diverting and instructing walking people and thus point to new ways of appropriating the city as walkscape. (Drawing: Börries v. Detten)