Professorship for Participatory Technology Design

Foto: Mirja Busch, 2013


The professorship focuses on contemporary infrastructural transformations of cities and the democratic challenges these present. All over the world, cities are facing the challenge of sustainability adaptation, striving for new technologies for digital control and optimization and seeing the emergence of alternative forms of shaping infrastructure. In research projects and coursework, these processes are examined and explored from three complementary perspectives: 

  1. Infrastructure as a relational capability of socio-technical assemblages,
  2. Infrastructuring (formal / informal; top-down / bottom-up) as an onto-epistemic practice, and
  3. “Dingpolitik” as a source of sociality.

In addition, experimental formats and platforms for participation processes and collaborative infrastructure design will be explored and implemented.

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