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DARA.10  Intentions
DARA.9  References
DARA.8  Processes
ATT 2.0  Productive Theory
DARA.7  Common Ground
DARA.6  Practices
DARA.5  Complex Orders
DARA.4  Topics & Strategies
DARA.3  Reflexive Design
DARA.2  Correlations
DARA.1  Transfer & Transformations
connect.3  In Motion ...
connect.2  Body & Space
connect.1  Architecture and Art
Folding  Folding

 

 

DARA 10 Intentions DARA 10 Intentions DARA 10 Intentions

DARA.10
Intentions

10. Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

19th-21st November 2020
Hannover-Herrenhausen/online

Research-related design and design-related research in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture are generated, supported and structured by intentions as conscious purpose and position as well as intended content of perception, thought and action. The 10th International Symposium and PhD Peer Review 'DARA. Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape' was dedicated to the multifaceted characteristics, modes of action and meanings of intentions:

How do they have an orienting, clarifying and dynamic effect within the processes of design and research, and how do they contribute to the processes of design and knowledge? What tensions arise between imprint, orientation and the projective, between research, imagination and realization, and how can these be evaluated, communicated and conveyed in a transferable way? What relevance does the reflexive handling of intentions have in the context of high-quality design of the human living environment?  

An introducing reflection on the topic was given by the four international peers – Ricardo Carvalho (LUA Lisbon), Caroline Voet (KU St. Lucas Gent), Prof. Katja Benfer/Cyrus Zahiri (LUH Hannover/bbzl Berlin), Prof. Matthias von Ballestrem (HCU Hamburg) – as well as by Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert (LUH). Presentations of individual research projects by invited guests from academia and studio practice as well as by young researchers followed, outlining further fundamental levels of intentions and their interdependencies, areas of possibility and research potential. Within the framework of informal dialogues and thematically oriented discussions, overarching aspects and questions of the symposium were bundled and further developed. Different levels of intentions could thus be differentiated in their multifaceted and generative meanings for Reflexive Design in architecture and landscape.

 

DARA.9
References

9. Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture & Landscape

11th-13th April 2019
Hannover-Herrenhausen

The symposium will examine types and modes of action of reference systems, models, archives and links of research-related design and design-related research in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. Which types of references are activated and dynamised in the processes of design and research? Where do they play a role within the research and/or design process and how do they contribute to design and knowledge? What relational structures and tensions arise between the found and the projective, between analogy, variation and new creation, and how can these be evaluated, communicated and conveyed in a transferable way? Last but not least it is about the relevance of the described reflexive handling of references in the context of high quality design of the human living environment. These questions are addressed equally to designers of architecture and landscape, urban planners, as well as artistic designers and theorists.

 

DARA.8
Processes

8th Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

12th-14th April 2018
Hannover-Herrenhausen 

Specific processes – in design that researches and research that designs – in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture were focused during this international symposium, which was held for the 8th time in the framework of the research field ‘DARA. Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape’.

Which different kind of processes and process characteristics shape the dynamics of design and research against the background of various bodies of knowledge and different influences which are not always fully tangible? How do systematizing operations and creative acts intermingle? Which kind of design options and which kind of scientific possibilities and artefacts come to the fore? How are specific forms of knowledge and their interactions being generated, evaluated and transformed, and in which ways can they be understood and communicated as examples for the relevance of high quality design of the human living environment?

Four international peers – Prof. Dr. Tom Avermaete (TU Delft), Prof. Katja Benfer (LUH), Prof. Dr. Ole W. Fischer (Univ. of Salt Lake City, Utah), Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis (KIT Karlsruhe) – as well as Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert introductorily reflected on the symposium’s topic and discussed the research projects of the junior scientists as part of a peer review. This was complemented by invited, internationally-oriented designers and theoreticians, presenting their own individual research approaches and by thematically concentrated discussions. This way the symposium was able to contribute to a differentiated viewpoint of ‘processes’ as part of design-related research and important part of reflexive design in architecture and landscape architecture.
 
 

ArchitekturTheorieTage 2.0
Productive Theory

2nd-4th November 2017
Leibniz Universität Hannover

What are the primary topics and target groups of architectural theory? Where do we find productive parts in contemporary theories of architecture and city? How does practice-oriented teaching in architectural theory look like? 

These and other exciting questions accompanied this year's ArchitekturTheorieTage from 2nd to 4th November at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape at Leibniz University Hanover. The common goal of the second networking meeting of representatives of German-speaking chairs of architectural theory was the exchange on the topic of 'productive theory', on current contents and methods of architectural theory as an academic discipline and its ways of communication and mode of action, as well as on research topics and trends. The event also focused on strengthening internal networking and communication as well as the possibility of developing joint research scenarios.

Dean Prof. Rüdiger Prasse and Prof. Margitta Buchert opened the ATT with warm welcome words and an introduction to the content. The representatives of the architectural theory institutes who arrived presented their positions on productive theories of architecture and the city and discussed common interfaces, interactions and possible perspectives of 'theory and practice' with invited architects of the BDA NDS. On the following day, current and planned research projects, book publications and teaching formats of the various chairs were presented. In stimulating discussions, the different topics were reflected upon and the approaches and potentials of a productive theory of architecture and the city were jointly explored. The ATT successfully concluded on Saturday with an internal research dating session.
 
 

DARA.7
Common Ground

7th Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

4th-6th May 2017 
Hannover-Herrenhausen

The focus of the 7th symposium and PhD peer review was the design process as an originary method of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture and as a scientific way of gathering of new information. Manners of fundamental reasearch and competence build-up, paths of research and the benefits of architectural design were discussed regarding the main topic of 'Common Ground'.

The event was opened by vice dean professor Hilde Léon and thematically introduced by professor Margitta Buchert. 11 internationally oriented designers and theoreticians presented their research approaches and by this offered an expanded and deeper view of the topic. The PhD students also presented their works in this context. In following discussions different values of the term 'Common Ground' were described and categorised. 

The symposium showed that the search for a 'Common Ground' in architecture and landscape is an ongoing one. It is necessary in the context of researching design and design research. The participants emphasized the potential of the DARA events through networking and exchange, and the possibility of showing relevance of one's own research work in the context of others.
 
 

DARA 6 Practices DARA 6 Practices DARA 6 Practices

DARA.6
Practices

6th Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

7th-9th April 2016
Hannover-Herrenhausen

The symposium within the research field 'DARA. Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape' addressed specific practices of design research in architecture and landscape architecture in terms of questions, approaches and ways of presentation. Which questions and approaches promote the processing of design-related research projects? Which design-related and which scientific ways of thinking and acting come to the fore? Opening lectures by the peers Prof. Dr. Christoph Grafe, Prof. Dr. Lara Schrijver, Prof. Christiane Soerensen and Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert as well as Prof. Katja Benfer, Prof. Michael Schumacher and Prof. Hilde Léon contributed to bundle previous findings, to point out fundamental levels of understanding of research practices as well as to outline areas of possibility. Fundamental contents of the symposium were further developed in a more pragmatic way in a workshop. Afterwards, the 6th International Peer Review Doctoral Colloquium entitled 'Practices' took place under the direction of Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert.
 
 

DARA 5 Complex Order DARA 5 Complex Order DARA 5 Complex Order

DARA.5
Complex Order

5th Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

23rd-25th April 2015
Hannover-Herrenhausen

Orders and order processes as a fundamental property of dynamics of design-related research in architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture were the focus of the symposium, which took place within the research field 'DARA. Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape'. With which elementary components and principles of order is the search directed? In which structural relations are these connected to shape knowledge? Introductory lectures by the peers Prof. Dr. Tom Avermaete, Prof. Dr. Angelika Schnell, Prof. Christiane Soerensen and Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis as well as Prof. Katja Benfer, Prof. Martin Prominski and Prof. Dr. Jonna M. Krarupt contributed to summarize previous findings, to show fundamental levels of understanding of complex orders as well as to outline spaces of possibility. Overarching aspects of the symposium were further developed in a workshop in a more pragmatic and experimental way. Finally, the 5th International Peer Review Doctoral Colloquium entitled 'Complex Order' took place under the direction of Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert.
 
 

DARA 4 Topics and Strategies DARA 4 Topics and Strategies DARA 4 Topics and Strategies

DARA. 4
Topics & Strategies

4th Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

19th-21st June 2014
Hannover-Herrenhausen

Topics and strategies in the context of designing and researching for the future strategies in architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture were the focus of the symposium, which took place within the research field 'DARA_Design and Research in Architecture'. How can the production and reception as well as overarching phenomena and specific modes of perception of architecture be observed, questioned and described? Which design-related and scientific forms of thinking and acting promote the processing of architecture-related research projects? Introductory lectures by the peers Prof. Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Prof. Dr. Sonja Hildebrand, Prof. Dr. Albert Schmid-Kirsch and Prof. Dr. Angelika Schnell as well as Prof. Hilde Léon and Prof. Almut Grüntuch-Ernst helped to summarize previous findings, to point out fundamental levels of understanding and to outline spaces of possibility. In a joint workshop, topics of the symposium were further developed in a more pragmatic and experimental way. Subsequently, the fourth International Peer Review Doctoral Colloquium entitled 'topics & strategies' took place under the direction of Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert.
 
 

DARA 3 Reflexive Design DARA 3 Reflexive Design DARA 3 Reflexive Design

DARA.3
Reflexive Design

3th Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

13th-15th June 2013
Hannover-Herrenhausen

The gain of knowledge as an inherent part of design processes in architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture was the focus of the symposium, which was held within the research field 'DARA Design and Research in Architecture'. What potentials do the designing as a complex process and the design media as communication tools open up beyond the discipline of architecture and urban planning? Which individual and collective goals can be concretely connected with applied or theoretical-systematic design research? Introductory presentations by peers Prof. Ute Frank, Prof. Dr. Christoph Grafe, Prof. Dr. Angelika Schnell, and Associate Prof. Dr. Lara Schrijver, as well as Prof. Alban Janson, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jonas, Prof. Dr. Ullrich Schwarz, and Prof. Sophie Wolfrum helped summarize previous findings, highlight fundamental levels of understanding of Reflexive Design, and outline spaces of possibility. In the following, the third International Peer Review Doctoral Colloquium entitled 'Reflexive Design' took place under the direction of Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert.
 
 

[Translate to English:] DARA 2 Wechselwirkungen [Translate to English:] DARA 2 Wechselwirkungen [Translate to English:] DARA 2 Wechselwirkungen

DARA.2
Correlations

2th Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

13th-14th July 2012
Hannover-Herrenhausen

The focus of the symposium, which took place within the research field 'DARA. Design and Research in Architecture' under the direction of Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert, was the exchange of goals, contents and methods on questions of the connection between design and research in architecture and urban planning and their theoretical and projective contexts. What correlations exist in relation to the production and reception of architecture, to knowledge and design, to logic and design, to conception and mediation, or to different design methods and approaches? How can the associated individual and collective goals be described? An introductory workshop was held in which the presenters in teams questioned and deepened the topic of 'correlations', which was then discussed and further developed with peers Prof. Dr. Jos Bosman, V.-Prof. Dr. Dagmar Jäger, Prof. Dr. Albert Schmid-Kirsch, and Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert. Subsequently, dissertation projects were presented in short lectures and reflected in their scientific contexts.
 
 

[Translate to English:] DARA 1 Transfer und Transformationen [Translate to English:] DARA 1 Transfer und Transformationen [Translate to English:] DARA 1 Transfer und Transformationen

DARA.1
Transfer and Transformation

Symposium & PhD Peer Review
Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

1st-2nd April 2011
Hannover-Herrenhausen

Within the research field 'DARA_Design and Research in Architecture' an international peer review colloquium titled 'Transfer and Transformation' took place under the direction of Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert. The focus of the doctoral symposium was the exchange of goals, contents and methods on questions of the connection between design and research in architecture and urban planning. The content of the lectures ranged from the design of 'New Spaces for New Music' (Susan Jebrini, Leif Thomsen, Hannover) to the botanical design of 'Fragile Architecture' (Hannes Schwerdtfeger, Stuttgart) to the comparison of different concepts and methods of a 'Basic Theory of Design' (Judith Reeh, Darmstadt). In the commentary and critical questioning of the presentations by the peers Prof. Ute Frank, Associate Prof. Dr. Christoph Grafe, Prof. Dr. Angelika Schnell, Prof. Dr. Andreas Vetter and Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert, recurring cross-topical issues could be highlighted and discussed. These included the reflection of specific research designs or the discussion of fitting methods of design-related research components as well as the question of the importance of conception and communication and the theoretical architectural foundation of designerly research.

 

[Translate to English:] Connect 3 [Translate to English:] Connect 3 [Translate to English:] Connect 3

connect.3
In Motion ...

Symposium
Intersections of Architecture and Art

18. June 2007
Hannover-Herrenhausen 

The spiritual as well as real-spatial contexts of our living world have always been 'in motion'. The processes of transformation between past, present and future confront reflexes of preservation with the potentiality of the unknown. With modernism at the latest, physical and mental qualities of movement become explicitly emergent topoi of architectural and artistic ideas and works. In the context of contemporary cultures and world models, they increasingly take on greater significance and scope. As processes and experiences in space and time, they characterize specific dynamics not only in processes of globalization or mediatized communication. The symposium aims to exemplify these complex contexts of impact and perception through positions from architecture, art and philosophy. Contemporary and time-spanning parameters and possibilities of movement will be presented as aesthetic phenomena and reflected on in a transdisciplinary way. 'In Motion' ranges from built and medial transformations to space-forming structures and sequences to correlations of situations and places that can be experienced physically as well as conceptually. This opens up a multi-layered tension field for an insightful and future-oriented interrogation of the presents between architecture and art. 

Transformation
Clemens von Wedemeyer, Leipzig
Christophe Hutin, Bordeaux
Maurizio Ferraris, Turin

Rhythms und Intervals
Peter Kogler, Wien
Beat Mathys, Bern
Christopher Dell, Berlin

Situations und Places
Ilona Németh, Bratislava
Paul Robbrecht, Gent
Margitta Buchert, Hannover/Köln

 

[Translate to English:] connect 2 Körper und Raum [Translate to English:] connect 2 Körper und Raum [Translate to English:] connect 2 Körper und Raum

connect.2
Body & Space

Symposium
Intersections of Architecture and Art

19. June 2006 
Hannover-Herrenhausen

Body and space as equally different and intertwined ways of understanding the world have a long tradition in architecture and art as modalities of perception, cognition and creation. In the context of contemporary conditions of economies, sciences, information flows, and image worlds with a dominance of often one-dimensional surfaces, questions about the aesthetic and anthropological dimensions of body and space as fundamental parameters of place-making arise in particular density. Focusing on their relations can contribute to marking intersections and limitations of architecture and art as well as to highlighting their specific interpretations of contemporary complexities, meanings and possibilities of body and space. Beyond dialectical perspectives, the symposium seeks to present and interrogate a wide variety of conceptions from the perspective of those acting in art, architecture and philosophy - from physical response to thought model, from the body in a perceptual state to constructed spatial figures. By bringing together positions with approaches to ways of doing, each manifesting itself in a particular way, yet with practices that are realized and received transdisciplinarily, it is possible to differentiate new gradations and to unfold future-oriented aspects in successive openness.

Construction and figuration
Beatrix von Pilgrim, Berlin/Karlsruhe
Margitta Buchert, Köln/Hannover
Oliver Thill, Rotterdam

Motion
Thomas Bayrle, Frankfurt
Maurer United, Maastricht
Heinz Paetzold, Amsterdam 

Perception processes
Bernhard Leitner, Wien
Philippe Rahm, Paris/Lausanne
Ludger Schwarte, Basel  

 

[Translate to English:] connect 1 Architektur und Kunst [Translate to English:] connect 1 Architektur und Kunst [Translate to English:] connect 1 Architektur und Kunst

connect.
Architecture and Art

Symposium
Intersections of Architecture and Art

20. Juni 2005 
Hannover-Herrenhausen 

In the first decades of the 20th century, avant-garde concepts focused on the connection of the various design disciplines with regard to the scope between high art and everyday life. Also in the context of the increasing mediatization, globalization, and commercialization of contemporary high-tech culture, spatial concepts and spatial constellations between cause, effect, production, and reception, between place-making, concretion, and appearance, as well as in the field of movement and action forms, are being redefined and interpreted artistically. Here, the intersections of architecture and art play a central role. Beyond the dialectical perspectives of art and architecture, theory and practice, space and object, the symposium seeks concepts of design and perception that point beyond the traditional boundaries of such categorizations. By bringing together positions with approaches to ways of doing, each manifesting itself in a specific way, yet with practices that are realized and received transdisciplinarily, new cross-sectional levels emerge. The symposium aims to address the discourses and imprints of real-spatial contexts that are in a state of transition from the perspective of those acting in art, architecture and philosophy. The in-between, the contemporary condition of the connection between architecture and art will be identified in the sense of a collection of sources, potentials of perception, design and adaptation of space will be pointed out. 

Object strategies
Hannes Böhringer, Berlin/Braunschweig
Simon Ungers, Köln/New York
Claudia Meixner, Frankfurt

Body and space
Stephen Craig, Hamburg/Karlsruhe
Allison Brown, New York/Frankfurt
Margitta Buchert, Köln/Hannover 

Spatial constructions
Eberhard Eckerle, Gaggenau/Hannover
Lars Spuybroek, Rotterdam/Kassel
Klaus Englert, Düsseldorf

 

Folding

Folding

Symposium

11. May 2006
Hannover-Herrenhausen 

In the course of the symposium it was to be discussed to what extent contemporary perception conditions, levels of reflection and modes of action have been or are being touched and transformed by phenomena of 'folding'. Various perspectives from different disciplines (philosophy, natural science, landscape architecture, architecture and art) were presented and discussed by the invited speakers. The symposium was organized by Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert, (Architecture and Art 20th/21st Century), Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher (Institute of Landscape Architecture) and Klaus Madlowski (Institute of Design and Representation). It took place within the festive week of the 175th anniversary of the University of Hannover.

Introduction
Prof. Dr. Margitta Buchert, Hannover/Köln
Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher, Hannover

World View and Folding
Prof. Dr. Michaela Ott, Hamburg

Science and Folding
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Bremen

Art of Folding, Folding in the Arts
Prof. Annett Zinsmeister, Wuppertal

Synchronizing Geometry. Landscape, Architecture and Construction
Borja Ferrater, Barcelona