International Symposium

Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression (This Obscure Object of Desire)

With Alessandra Ponte, Michael Baers, Eva Hayward, Stefano Mancuso, a.o.

Sat, Jul 4, 2015
10 am–7 pm
Free admission

In English

Rhododendron grove in Tiergarten, © Sandra Bartoli 2013

The conference explores Tiergarten, Berlin’s oldest park, understood as a unique landscape of transgression.

Tiergarten transgresses heritage, ecology, urbanism, and humanism, existing as a precious anomaly and a model for future environments in an ever expanding sea of urbanization. Tiergarten’s transgression can become a key to shift established ways to talk about the city.

The conference aims to evaluate several aspects of urban space that question and expand the current discourse on sustainability, for instance unbridled plant growth and close proximity of species, the unmaintained, the incommensurable, the extraterritorial, the outlaw, the simultaneity of (contradicting) histories, to mention some. The conference is divided into four thematic sections: 1) Transgressing Heritage; 2) Transgressing Ecology; 3) Transgressing Urbanism; 4) Transgressing Humanism.

Alessandra Ponte (keynote), Michael Baers, Eva Hayward, Stefano Mancuso, Sandra Parvu, Karin Reisinger, Chris Wilbert, Piero Zanini, et. al.

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Concept by Sandra Bartoli; organized by Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization TU Berlin, Prof. Jörg Stollmann and Research Associate Sandra Bartoli.