Symposien und Workshops

Die international ausgerichteten Symposien dienen der Diskussion der Leitfragen sowie der Ergebnissicherung der zweijährig durch das Kolleg geförderten Postdoktoranden-Tandems. Hierzu werden internationale Expertinnen und Experten zu den interdisziplinär ausgerichteten Themen eingeladen und ergänzen damit das durch die Postdoktorandinnen und Postdoktoranden bearbeitete Themenfeld durch eigene Standpunkte und disziplinäre Perspektiven. Durch die Symposien soll vor allem der Diskurs zwischen den Ingenieur- und Geisteswissenschaften zu spezifischen Forschungsthemen verstärkt und so ein Beitrag zu deren interdisziplinärer Verortung erbracht werden. Die Ergebnisse der Symposien werden in der Publikationsreihe des Kollegs im Birkhäuser Verlag veröffentlicht.

Die von den Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs auf eigene Initiative hin organisierten Workshops dienen der Vertiefung der jeweiligen Forschungsprojekte durch die Einbeziehung neuer Forschungsperspektiven, der vergleichenden Auseinandersetzung mit Quellen und Materialien sowie der Einbindung von Kooperationspartnern in das Kolleg. Sie finden in der Regel als halb- bis ganztägige Veranstaltungen im Semester statt und werden von den Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden geleitet. Im Mittelpunkt der Workshops stehen dabei Leitfragen, die aus den einzelnen Dissertationsvorhaben entwickelt werden.

Informationen zu den vergangenen Symposien und Workshops finden Sie im Veranstaltungsarchiv.

Universal Approaches in Local Circumstances: A Series of Discussions on the Policy-Practice Gaps in Urban Conservation Online series of moderated discussions in November/December 2021

Today, urban conservation scholarship calls for case studies that problematise universal conservation principles in local planning circumstances, particularly in countries from which modern conservation has not originated. In this series of workshops, we discuss singularities of urban conservation and the protection of historic urban areas with local experts who have been directly involved in processes of putting conservation policy documents into practice. We discuss how the planned goals of conservation projects are influenced by unplanned factors such as war, economic and political instability, inter-organizational conflicts, and natural hazards.

The discussed cases are areas in cities with non-western cultural backgrounds that are geographically and culturally interconnected. By discussing urban conservation issues in Ankara, Baghdad, Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Chabahar, Herat, and Mumbai, we aim to reflect on the functionality of mainstream conservation approaches in local conditions.

The speakers share their insight into obstacles of realising the international conservation models under rapidly changing natural and socio-political conditions. The workshops' moderators are outstanding young academics who have a deep understanding of the discussed issues and have co-planned the sessions with the speakers.

This series of events is cooperatively organized by the Chair Urban Management and the DFG Training Group 1913 “Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings” in the framework of the DFG project “Assembling Iran's Urban Heritage Conservation Policy and Practice: Problematised in Tehran”.
 
Conceptual and Academic Coordination:
Solmaz Yadollahi, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral fellow at the Chair of Urban Management and the DFG Training Group 1913, BTU)
 
Coordination and Moderation of the Sessions:
Dr. Azadeh Arjomand Kermani (Department of Cultural Geography, University of Wageningen)
Dr. Fawzia Asadi (Department of Architecture, University of Baghdad)
Bahareh Azhadari M.A., PhD candidate (Department of Architectural and Urban Heritage Conservation, University of Tehran)
Shraddha Bhatawadekar M.A., PhD candidate (DFG Research Training Group 1913, BTU)
Farnaz Faraji M.A., PhD candidate (Heriland (ITN) Marie-Curie program, Newcastle University and University of Tehran)
Farnaz Mohseni M.A., PhD candidate (Heritage Studies, BTU)
Hadi Naderi M.A., PhD candidate (School of Architecture, University of Tehran)
Dr. Marvin Ravan (The Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning, University of Stuttgart)
Nilgün Rengin Sazak M.A., PhD candidate (DFG Research Training Group 1913, BTU)
Reza Sharifi M.A., PhD candidate (Heritage Studies, BTU)
Dr. Solmaz Yadollahi (BTU)

International Symposium “The Making of Identity through Rural Space: Scenarios, Experiences and Contestations in the Rural Built Environment”

2829 October 2021, online

Rural space has played a substantial role in several social, cultural, economic, and ideological transformations through time. Such transformations are being studied through various scientific concepts. Among others, the implementation of new concepts that focus on shaping identities through the reproduction of spatial agents belonging to rural communities by direct and indirect political interventions remains crucial to grasp a broad understanding of these particular changes.

However, studies on the formation of identity through space have been primarily handled in the frame of urban studies until recent years. Yet, the various identity-making practices have certainly had significant influences on and through the rural built environment. In this symposium, we reopen the discussion of the making of identity in rural areas, which have dramatically changed under different political, social, and economic conditions from the verge of the 20th century until today, and potential contested spaces as traces of this process. We thereby seek a better in-depth understanding of spatial dynamics related to the specific cultural and social spheres of 20th’s century rurality.

The symposium will take place as an online event, starting with an evening lecture on Thursday, 28 October.

Concept and organisation: Vera Egbers (vera.egbers(at)b-tu.de) and Özge Sezer (oezge.sezer(at)b-tu.de)

To register for the event, please send an email to vera.egbers(at)b-tu.de.