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Why should one care about such a shack and its final five years? An interdisciplinary project at the intersection of education, research, design and practice – The University of Neighbourhoods [UdN]

Authors: Bernd Kniess [Eden] , Ben Pohl [ED]

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An interdisciplinary project at the intersection of education, research, design and practice – The University of Neighbourhoods [UdN]

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    Why should one care about such a shack and its final five years? An interdisciplinary project at the intersection of education, research, design and practice – The University of Neighbourhoods [UdN]

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Hamburg Wilhelmsburg is located on the Elbe Islands, which is the second largest inhabited river island after Manhattan.1 It houses approximately 55.000 people. Embraced by the river Elbe, the district is not well connected to the centre of Hamburg despite its proximity, and has instead become associated with harbour facilities, working class, immigrants and disused industrial sites. In 2007 the Municipality of Hamburg established the International Building Exhibition Hamburg 2013 (IBA Hamburg) in order to regenerate the area. The neighbourhood therefore is undergoing a dramatic change, which provokes an ambivalent situation and a point of departure for discussing and re-considering contemporary practices of planning and urban design as well as the role of education.

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Kniess [Eden], B. & Pohl [ED], B., (2014) “Why should one care about such a shack and its final five years? An interdisciplinary project at the intersection of education, research, design and practice – The University of Neighbourhoods [UdN]”, field 6(1), 55–80.

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01 Nov 2014
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