253.344 Conversation on housing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to discuss and reflect various positions and approaches in the debates and discourses on housing and residential living. The course invites participate to actively take part in these debates. .

Subject of course

Under the title Wohngespräche (Housing Talks/ Conversations about Living) historical, present and future aspects of housing and urban coexistence are discussed in public talks with changing guests. The spectrum of topics is broad - ranging from architectural proposals, alternative approaches to urban production, theoretical engagement with the built environment to artistic perspectives. After a short introduction, the guest will present her/his position on the topic, which will be examined in the subsequent discussion.

This year's Wohngespräche will explore questions of Neighbourhood - as a pivotal point for the functioning or non-functioning of living together in cities. Equally central is the search for the other, both in alternative and divergent forms of housing and the other as a multiplicity of residents with different needs. We also address the scale and scalability of the housing question: How can housing also lead to the self-empowerment of individuals? What role does digitalisation play and what impact has the COVID-19 pandemic left on housing?

We will explore these and other questions in the housing talks in the summer semester 2021!

Teaching methods

After a short introduction into the topic, guests present their positions in the context of housing and residential living in an open Q&A

Mode of examination


Additional information


tuesdays 6:00 pm live on Zoom!

Di. 13.April     Andrea Hofmann und Frauke Gerstenberg (raumlaborberlin) are speaking about "Haus der Statistik" in Berlin.

Di. 20 April 

Di., 27.April    Anne Julchen Bernhardt (BeL Sozietät für Architektur)

Di., 4.Mai.      Mattia Inselvini ((ab)Normal)

Di. 11.Mai       Afaina de Jong (AFARAI)

Di., 18.Mai      Paola Viganò (EPFLausanne)

Di. 1.Juni.       Matthias Böttger (DAZ)

Di. 8.Juni.       Beatriz Colomina (Princeton University)

Di. 15.Juni      Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (2050+)

Di. 22.Juni



Examination modalities

for succsessful completion, participats write a text reflecting of 6.000-7.000 characters on a specific topic that will be announced once all events have taken place. the text will require reflection of the talks as well as own research. the text needs to be uploaded via TUWEL. 


register for an exam via TISS 

on the day of the exam, registered will receive an email with a question/topic

upload of the worked out essay on TUWEL within 7 days 

(lenght: 6-7.000 char.)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2021 12:00 04.03.2021 12:01 04.03.2021 12:01

Registration modalities

Die Anmeldung erfolgt über das Modul "Wohnen im Kontext"

Application is currently locked manually.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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Thema: 253.344 Wohngespräche (VO 2,0) 2021S
Uhrzeit: Dies ist ein regelmäßig stattfindendes Meeting Jederzeit treffen

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