KISDtalk: "The City: Perceptions and Interpretations of Urban Spaces"

KISDtalk, 23. Mai 2017

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We come together in a city. We share urban spaces, crowded ones, pleasant ones, (in)secure ones. What is the “ideal" of a city. How can we manage to cope with an increasing drift to the cities? Author and curator Kay von Keitz will in this public lecture illustrate different action patterns, perceptions, and interpretations of a city.

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KISDtalk: "The City: Perceptions and Interpretations of Urban Spaces"



  • 23. Mai 2017
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln


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KISDtalks: "Theories and Practice of Design"


Kay von Keitz, Author, Curator & Initiator of »plan Architektur Biennale Köln«, Cologne


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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What do we actually mean when we talk about »the city«? There are various perspectives, whether chosen by ourselves or given to us by common standard, to experience and cope with the term »city« and urban life. In this talk, we hold Cologne as an example for the European city in order to elaborate on different approaches towards this idea of coming together in shared urban spaces – and in a societal unit that has been for so long encompassing both transformation, change, and perseverance.
The talk of the Cologne-based author and curator Kay von Keitz, initiator of “Plan Architektur Biennale Köln”, will shed light on different realities, perceptions, and action patterns, invisible, visible, top-down or bottom-up, the power of architecture, time and space, images of our longings and our design ideals in the past, present, and future. Still, one issue remains: Whose ideals and what ideas of a city are we told to realize? Von Keitz will debate these topics in order to increase consciousness of the city and to work on alternative urban development strategies.
The talk will be held in English language.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis of current and future issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines.
Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The KISDtalks always take place on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11. The 60-90 minutes- long presentations with »Q&A« are a public event and free of charge.