Infrastructures of Consumerism #2  

By: Tom Rawson, Fynn Reyle, Cordula Schappach, Senta Mittermaier, Karlis Ratanieks, Liliia Sabirova, Marie Nägele, Sebastian Roth, Ai Liu & Nadine Reppert

Studio: Infrastructures of Consumerism I SS2020

Habitat Unit

Published on August 5, 2020

ROGER KEIL in conversation with Tom Rawson

Roger Keil is a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, and a leading scholar in the field of Urban Political Ecology. His research articles on “contested infrastructures” and “reconnecting the disconnected” among many others, along with his book Suburban Planet: Making the world Urban from the Outside In, throw a spotlight on the processes of suburbanisation as a #transformation driver of how we live and work in our large city regions. His work encourages us to explore the diversity of suburban forms worldwide, as well as the historical contexts, governance and infrastructures which help shape them.

Length: 48 min

IMMO KLAUS DROBNIK in conversation with Fynn Reyle, Cordula Schwappach, Senta Mittermaier & Karlis Ratnieks

Mr. Immo Klaus Drobnik is CEO of nymoen|strategieberatung GmbH, a Berlin based consulting company advising municipalities and companies on strategic, economic and organizational issues––in particular in the energy and waste management sectors. Mr. Drobnik gives insights into the topics of his professional activity and elaborates on #Transformation processes in the energy and heating sector: The important role of the Berlin gas grid, troubles in realizing sustainable and smart neighbourhoods, and examples of accomplishments, as well as desirable solutions. #2040 is tomorrow!

Length: 38 min

JAN ANDREAS REEG in conversation with Marie Nägele & Sebastian Roth

Here we interviewed Jan Andreas Reeg on his future vision for Berlin Brandenburg in regard to the manifestations of urban consumption. As founder and managing director of rundzwei Architekten, Andreas is involved in all of the office’s projects. He is a frequent guest at universities and other institutions, lecturing on the ideas and projects of rundzwei Architekten, and is regularly invited to sit on juries of national architectural competitions. He has recently become a specialist in sustainable architecture and urban development for the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing.

Length: 54 min


[EN]   Berlin Brandenburg 2040 was initiated by the Habitat Unit in cooperation with Projekte International and provides an open stage and platform for multiple contributions of departments and students of the Technical University Berlin and beyond. The project is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation.

[DE]   Berlin Brandenburg 2040 wurde initiiert von der Habitat Unit in Kooperation mit Projekte International und bietet eine offene Plattform für Beiträge von Fachgebieten und Studierenden der Technischen Universität Berlin und darüberhinaus. Das Projekt wird von der Robert Bosch Stiftung gefördert.

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