This summer the LOEWE Research Area “Intrinsic Logic of Cities” of the Technical University of Darmstadt organizes an international conference,which foccusses on the question whether cities are molded by an intrinsic logic. The aim will be an investigation on how cities prove to be distinctive contexts of sociation. “If ‘city’ can be conceived as a spatiostructural form that differs from other spatial formations in terms of its density and heterogeneity, we can then ask how specific and distinguishable constellations of coherent stocks of knowledge and forms of expression evolve in each and every individual city. How do cities condense into distinctive meaningful contexts that shape, in different ways, the practices of the people living within them?”
The conference is divided in six thematic fields serving to structure the topical approach: Body, Space, Power, Infrastructur, Knowledge and Heritage
Keynote lectures by Helmuth Berking, Friedrich Lenger, Sujata Patel and Kurt W. Foster.
Talk and Film with Ulrike Ottinger.
Panel lectures by Gabriele Klein, Fran Tonkiss, Trutz von Trotha, Stephen Graham, Olivier Coutard, Ulf Mathiesen, Brenda S.A. Yeoh and many more.
For more information: Distinctivness of cities