Dipl.-Ing. Andrea Börner
Any spatial change in the built and natural environment has
far-reaching consequences within an existing framework of mutual dependencies. Accordingly, architecture, urban design and
related spatial descriptive and planning disciplines cannot be thought of without strategically questioning these reciprocal
The Department addresses this inherently multidisciplinary thematic complex of local-global changes in
their spatial, technological, economic, political, socio-cultural, ecological and aesthetic dimensions in the wide range of
Thereby artistic-scientific methods and corresponding knowledge production serve as a basis
for teaching and research.
In lectures and research seminars on the Theory of Living Spaces and Urban Strategies and
Theory of the Landscape specific aspects are examined and put into relation with adjacent disciplines. The production of magazines,
newspapers, narration and film provide the framework for textual and cartographic speculation for a critical reflection of
temporal-spatial organization principles in order to examine their relevance in current social dynamics.
In its own research,
the Department engages in international and interdisciplinary projects on public space, urban ecosystems and new mapping technologies.
Current Research Projects: Active Public Space (APS), Co-financed by the European Union in the framework the Program