Lecture & Book Presentation / DAZ Berlin

“Infrastructural Urbanism – Addressing the In-Between”

Architecture and public space are considered the defining design elements of our built environment – but how significant is technical infrastructure? So far, it has played a relatively subordinate role. Infrastructural Urbanism discusses the effects of infrastructure on urban space and their reception by the public. The book presents projects and contributions from international authors that clearly demonstrate the need for infrastructure to be understood as a distinct category of urban development. The lectures at the DAZ Y-Table are intended to continue the discussion begun in the book about the relationship between infrastructure and urban design and the need for a strategic and interdisciplinary urbanism.


Jan 13th, 2012, 7 pm // at the Y-Table
DAZ – Deutsches Architekturzentrum
Köpeniker Stra48/49
10179 Berlin



7 pm // Andreas Quednau / SMAQ:
“Telegraphs and Heron of Alexandria – approaches to inhabiting an infrastructural environment”

7.30 pm // Cordelia Polinna / Think Berl!n
“Radical Radial: Ideas for a new urban mobility”

8 pm // Thomas Hauck, Volker Kleinekort
“Infrastructural Urbanism –
Addressing the In-Between: Working areas for a strategic and interdisciplinary urbanism” + book presentation

To follow
Moderated discussion and apero


Infrastructural Urbanism
Addressing the In-between
Thomas Hauck/Regine Keller/Volker Kleinekort (ed.)
DOM publishers
Volume 13 of the Grundlagen (Engl. fundamentals) series
English edition


DAZ – German Architecture Center