Theories and Perspectives of the Open City

Open City Forum Offene Stadt Termindetails Berlin Science Week

Berlin, Deutschland
November 07, 2018

Openness is at the center of current societal debates when issues of belonging, security and resource distribution are being negotiated. In the light of insecurity and uncertainty regarding future developments, current societal debates point towards new lines of conflict regarding "openness" and "closure" within urban areas. Open City is a challenging concept and an opportunity. The OPEN CITY FORUM critically examines the principles of openness and how they can be translated into urban space and practice.

The exploration of such new perspectives and approaches considering openness in urban development is crucial as the speed of societal changes, urban growth and deteriorating environmental conditions increases. Can the concept of openness provide designers, planners, decision makers and citizens' new strategies to counter multiple uncertainties in the process of urban development, without irrevocably obstructing future possibilities??

The OPEN RESEARCH FORUM is a platform for exchange and development of innovative methods and tools, integrating existing disciplinary concepts and theoretical approaches of openness towards new perspectives and instruments for the sustainable transformation and development of urban areas.

20 selected scientists from various disciplines present their research and discuss together with the research group, invited experts of the research cluster FUTURE CITY (TU Braunschweig) and the wider public.

The OPEN CITY FORUM is a contribution to the sixth international symposium of the annual ISU Talks this year at Berlin Science Week.

Nov, 7. 2018
10:00 to 21:30

Stadtwerkstatt Berlin
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 11
10178 Berlin

The organizer is responsible for the contents of the event. Participation fees may apply.

Tegel Projekt GmbH Lietzenburger Straße 107 D-10707 Berlin Phone: +49 30 5770 47 00 e-mail: