Creative Culture and Urban Transformation through a Transatlantic Perspective

Aus Iaawiki

Sommersemester 2019

  • no current announcements

Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154645 Creative Culture and Urban Transformation through a Transatlantic Perspective - Blockseminar 2 PS 29.05. - 10.07.2019
Mi 08:30 - 11:45
R. 0.420 Rodewald
Course Description

Cities of the American Rust Belt and the German Ruhr Area share a similar history of economic rise through industrial development but also of its later decline. Today post-industrial cities, such as Detroit or Dortmund, face the challenge to redefine their urban landscapes. Richard Florida’s concept of the Creative Class as the saving solution for urban renewal and economic revitalization is a prominent example of an American urban redevelopment model that has been exported and implemented in cities around the world. During the European Capital of Culture in 2010 the Dortmund U and its surrounding neighborhood seems to have been highly influenced by Florida’s approach. By means of a transatlantic perspective, we will take a close look at the Unionviertel, its various agents and institutions and the different ways in which art, creativity and culture work towards urban transformation. That way we will work out similarities and possible reversals of Florida’s creativity script.

Project based field trips to the neighborhood will give students concrete insights into the ways in which urban creative re-imagination is put to work.

This course is particularly recommended for students of the Angewandte Studiengänge.


Modules
Modulzuordnungen
Lehramtsstudiengänge
LABG G: HRG/HRSGe GyGe/BK SP
2009 602 503 503
2016 503 503
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:
B.A.ALK: B.A.AS: M.A.ALK: M.A.AS:
PO vor WS 16/17:
  • Kern: 1c, 2abc, 3a, 4a
  • Komp: 1b, 2ac
Komp: 2a
PO ab WS 16/17:
  • Kern: 1c, 2abc, 3a, 4a
  • Komp: 1b, 2ac
Komp: 2a