Getting urbanism to perform

February 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Architecture, News

Sophie Wolfrum, an expert in contextual urbanism and cityscapes, will present this year’s Faculty of Architecture’s Dean Lecture on Feb. 11.

Her lecture is titled, “Games of Steps, performative urbanism.”

Professor Wolfrum’s research focuses on contextual urbanism and cityscapes, urban landscape, the defining characteristics of a city, city as architecture, and performative urbanism.

She studied spatial planning at the University of Dortmund and in 1989, she and Prof. Alban Janson founded the firm Janson + Wolfrum Architektur + Stadtplanung, which has received numerous awards.

In the 90s she was a visiting professor at the University of Kassel’s School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture and since 2003 she has been professor of Urban Design and Regional Planning at TUM’s Faculty of Architecture. She is a member of the German Academy for Urban Regional Spatial Planning (DASL) and an expert adjudicator on several juries. She has been the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture TUM since October 2012.

What: Faculty of Architecture Dean’s Lecture. This year’s topic will look at urban performance
When: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 6 p.m.
Where: John A. Russell Building, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

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