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Walking Green Fingers to create Awareness for Climate-Resilience: Videos online

Watch the interview on our project “Productive. Sustainable. Lively. Green fingers for climate-resilient Osnabrück”, funded by BMBF, online: https://www.nachhaltige-zukunftsstadt.de/im-gespraech/henrik-schultz/ (© Gröschel Branding, Berlin 2019)

Walks are key to create awareness for the potential of green fingers (radial green structures), to discuss challenges and ideas and to inspire action on resilient land use. (Photo: Hubertus von Dressler)

 

Presenting “Paths lead to Landscapes” in Munich

 

Börries von Detten and I presented our study on paths trough Munich´s Green belt (November 13, Munich) and discussed our findings with experts from the region. One conclusion was that working co-creatively on the green spaces between the municipalities is key to qualifying quality of life in the city region. A resilient network of paths, highlighting the characteristics of the diverse landscapes surrounding Munich, can be a backbone for the appreciation and sustainable use of the green spaces. (Photo: M. Lampert)

Symposium in Munich on Paths and Landscapes

Landscapes are made through walking and paths. Börries von Detten and Henrik Schultz present their ideas for a new concept of landscape paths for Munich´s green fringe and discuss their findings with experts form Vienna, Frankfurt and the region of Munich. Join the symposium “Wege machen Landschaft – gemeinsam für den Grüngürtel” November 13!

Transformative Science Walk in Osnabrück

The third walk through the “green fingers” of Osnabrück, backbones of the climate-resilient city of the future, took place September 28 and brought together a diverse group of stakeholders. Representatives of associations, politicians, farmers and citizens walked the green fingers for five hours and discussed challenges, talents and ideas for the future. “A good mixture. Informative, eye-opening and fun. I got new perspectives on these green structures” commented a member of the group after the walk. There are more transformative walks up to come. Stay up to date here: gruene-finger.de 

 

Walk with me! How walking inspires designing

The new book “Design Research for Urban Landscapes” is out there now! It addresses in particular PhD Students and advisors telling success stories of integrating design research into PhDs. My chapter “Walk with me! How walking inspires designing” presents my experiences with walking as design practice. Hope you enjoy reading it!


Urban Landscapes in Motion: Join book launch August 27!

I am thrilled to be part of the book launch Design Research for Urban Landscapes featuring a keynote of Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette presenting his thoughts on “science on the move”, based on his extensiv research on Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). The book can seen as a translation of Humboldt´s´s findings into contemporary design research.

Design Research for Urban Landscapes – was würde Humboldt dazu sagen? Book Launch with Studio Urbane Landschaften as part of “Humboldt Festwoche” at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. August 27, 16:00-18:30.

Book in Motion: Performance with Studio Urbane Landschaften, feldfünf, Metropolenhaus Berlin. August 27, 19:00-22:00.

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)