Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm
HRC Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building #14
Urban Discourse: City space, city language, city planning
Eco-semiotic approaches to planning urban sustainability (with a look at the current transformation of the Tempelhof airport into a refugee camp)
Professor Emeritus Ernest W.B. Hess-Lüttich
University of Bern, Switzerland
Tuesday 29 November, 2016
HRC Conference Room, A.D Hope Building, ANU.
Sustainable urban planning is to be understood as a communicative process, which interlinks city architecture, technology, city district management and social infrastructure of neighbourhoods. The focus on sustainability brings up the question of under which discourse conditions architects and city planners can get into conversation with other urban actors, citizens, local administrators and politicians, and which cultural heritage should be preserved. Looking at the style of discourse in urban communication brings also its socio-cultural modalities into focus.