Research

Concept

K LAB develops inde­pen­dent research projects at national and inter­na­tional levels, working in close collab­o­ra­tion with the ISR depart­ments as well as with other insti­tutes, orga­ni­za­tions and urban actors. The focus of its inter- and trans­dis­ci­pli­nary research lies on the KOMMU­NI­CA­TION of and on the urban, its visu­al­iza­tions, repre­sen­ta­tions and medi­a­tions. We under­stand commu­ni­ca­tion not as a unidi­rec­tional presen­ta­tion of infor­ma­tion, but rather as a multi­di­rec­tional dialogue – i.e. exchange, medi­a­tion, and re-nego­ti­a­tion of our under­stand­ings of the urban and its spaces. Commu­ni­ca­tion as a two-footed prac­tice, pivoting on PRODUC­TION & PRESEN­TA­TION of content and media on one side (i.e. the orga­ni­za­tion and visu­al­iza­tion of infor­ma­tion); and on the other, the INTER­AC­TION of stake­holders and EXCHANGE of infor­ma­tion for the purpose of construc­tive delib­er­a­tion. Accord­ingly, K LAB deals both with the medium (or media) employed for trans­mit­ting infor­ma­tion (e.g., maps, plans, info­graphics, draw­ings, sketches, texts, speech), as well as with the processes of trans­mis­sion them­selves (e.g., human/non-human inter­ac­tion, partic­i­pa­tory methods, collab­o­ra­tive work, co-produc­tion), and ques­tions of how a collec­tive under­standing of the corre­sponding content succeeds. There­fore, methods, tools, strate­gies, typolo­gies, skills and tactics to help navi­gating contem­po­rary complex­i­ties and the messi­ness of our urban every­days play a central role in our projects.

Current Projects

Mapping For Change?

October 2018 – September 2020

Crit­ical cartog­raphy approaches to drive socio-envi­ron­­mental urban trans­for­ma­tions.

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Closed Projects

Tech­nische Univer­sität Berlin

Fakultät VI – Planen Bauen Umwelt
Institut für Stadt- und Region­alpla­nung (ISR)
LABOR K //// K LAB
Hard­en­bergstr. 40A
Sekre­tariat B10
D – 10623 Berlin

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Tech­nische Univer­sität Berlin

Fakultät VI – Planen Bauen Umwelt
Institut für Stadt- und Region­alpla­nung (ISR)
LABOR K //// K LAB
Hard­en­bergstr. 40A
Sekre­tariat B10
D – 10623 Berlin

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