Talks by Dan Teodorovici in Darmstadt and Cambridge

In November last, Dan Teodorovici has given talks at the TU Darmstadt and at the University of Cambridge.

At the Technical University of Darmstadt, Dan gave an address on ’Vom Tropischen Bauen’ zur ‘Internationalen Urbanistik‘, based on his current research for the DFG funded project From ‚Planning and Building in Developing Countries‘ to ‚International Urbanism’ (2023–25). Dan’s talk of 23 November 2023 is part of the lecture series ‘Tropenbau’ – Building the Tropics into the Curriculum organized by Dr. Frederike Lausch and Adrian Franco to accompany their seminar of the same title during the winter term 2023/24. The seminar focuses on the former “Institut für Tropenbau” (Institute of Tropical Architecture), which had been managed by lecturers Manfred Niermann† and Jörg Sierig from 1968 to 1980 at the Department of Architectural Design and Industrial Building Technology led by Professor Günter Behnisch (1922-2010) from 1967 to 1987. After Dan’s talk, Jörg Sierig answered questions from the audience.

This Lecture Series is a co-operation between AUK (Architektur und Kunstgeschichte) and
CCSA (Center for Critical Studies in Architecture) at the TU Darmstadt.

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Photo credit: Jörg Sierig, Stuttgart

At Jesus College, University of Cambridge (UK), Dan presented Notes on the ‘Stuttgart School’ of Urban Design within the framework of the international conference Space First, Buildings Later (17 November 2023). The conference dealt with the necessity of promoting the primacy of urban space both in teaching/research and practice.

Nicholas Ray (Jesus College), Antonello Alici (Polytechnic University of Marche), Dario Costa (University of Parma), Giovanni Leoni (Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna) and Spela Hundik (University of Ljubljana).

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