Emancipation and Integration in Space – At the Boundaries of City and Architecture
Alexandra Staub, Ph.D.
Department of Architecture Penn State University
- Associate Professor of Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001 to present
- Junior Faculty Member, Department of Architecture, Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus, Germany, 1993-1999
- Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus, 1992-1993
- Associated Architect, Hildebrandt & Lay Architekten, Berlin, 1993-1995
- Architect, Hertling Architekten, Berlin, 1991-1993
- Ph.D., Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus, Germany, 2005.
- Diplom in Architecture, Universität der Künste Berlin (University of Fine Arts Berlin), Germany, 1991
- Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, New York, 1983
- Staub, Alexandra. ed. Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender. London / New York: Routledge (in press, publication date March 2018.
- Staub, Alexandra. “Von Stunde Null bis Tempo 100: Das Einfamilienhaus und die »Amerikanisierung« westdeutscher Wohnideale in der Nachkriegszeit.“ Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften, No. 1 / 2017 (May 2017): 73-96
- Staub, Alexandra. “Ethics in architecture: introducing concepts of power and empowerment.” In Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges. Proceedings of the 10th EAAE /ARCC International Conference, Lisbon 2016, edited by Manuel Jorge Rodrigues Couceiro da Costa, Filipa Roseta, 1069-1076. London: CRC Press
- Öz, Irem and Alexandra Staub. “Integration of Turkish migrants in Germany: A case study in polarities.” In Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges. Proceedings of the 10th EAAE /ARCC International Conference, Lisbon 2016, edited by Manuel Jorge Rodrigues Couceiro da Costa, Filipa Roseta, 447-454. London: CRC Press
- Staub, Alexandra. Conflicted Identities: Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation. London: Routledge, 2015
Alexandra Staub. “Public Face and Private Space: The West German Single Family House in the Twentieth Century.” Wolkenkuckucksheim/Cloud-Cukoo-Land/Vozdushnyi zamok’ 9, no. 1 (November 2004): without pagination (18 pages and 29 illustrations).www.cloud-cuckoo.net
Prof. Dr. Martina Löw, Chair of Sociology of Architecture and Planning
- Studied educational science at Philipps University Marburg and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
- 1993 PhD in Sociology, Department of Social Sciences: “Raum ergreifen. Women living alone between work, social relations and the culture of the self.”
- 2000 Habilitation at the Martin Luther University Halle/Saale: “Raum. A redefinition of the basic sociological concept with special reference to aspects of urban sociology, education and socialisation theory.”
- 2002-2013 Professor of Sociology at the TU Darmstadt.
- 2002 Offer of professorship for “Sociology, Social Work and Education” at the University of Duisburg (declined)
- 2008 Call to the professorship for “Sociology and Social Policy with a focus on urban, regional and local policy research” at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (rejected)
- 2011 Call to the professorship for “General Sociology with a focus on the Sociology of Culture” at the University of Konstanz (rejected)
- Since 2013 Professor of the Sociology of Planning and Architecture at the TU Berlin
- 2001 Publication “Sociology of Space
- 2008 Publication “Sociology of Cities
- 2006 Consultant urban development planning Frankfurt am Main/Zeil: Frankfurt Hoch Vier/MyZeil
- 2007-2012 Board of Trustees “National Urban Development Policy” of the BMVBS Since 2009 Board of Trustees of the IBA Basel 2020
- Since 2013 Member of the Expert Council of the National Platform Future City
- Since 2013 Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the City of Mannheim (application as Capital of Culture)
Gudrun Sack Dipl. Ing. Architect
- since 1996 NÄGELIARCHITEKTEN, Berlin and Karlsruhe
1992 to 1996
- Sir Norman Foster & Partners, London
- Will Alsop & Jan Störmer, Hamburg
- since 2001 various teaching assignments
- 1996 to 2001 Berlin University of the Arts, research assistant at the Faculty of Design, Prof. Ingeborg Kuhler
Studies / Training
- 1990 to 1992 University of Applied Arts, Vienna
- 1986 to 1990 Technical University, Berlin
- 1984 to 1985 Training as restorer
- since 2009 State Competition Committee, Berlin Chamber of Architects
- since 2007 Founding member of Netzwerk Berliner Baugruppe (NBBA) Berlin
- 2005 to 2009 Committee for Sustainable Building, Berlin Chamber of Architects
- since 1996 Member of the Berlin Chamber of Architects
Main areas of work
- Influence of differentiated lifestyles on the structure and appearance of buildings
- Necessity of the possible: Open-ended, multi-layered spatial structures
Projects and studies in the Arab and African context
Bernd Hunger Dr. phil., Dr.-Ing.
- born 1953 in Apolda
- Urban planner and urban sociologist in Berlin
- Head of the “Urban Development & Housing” department at the GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen e.V. (Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies)
- Owner of StadtBüro Hunger Urban Research and Development
- Chairman of the board of “Kompetenzzentrum Großsiedlungen Berlin” e.V.
- Member of the German Academy for Urban Development and Regional Planning
- 1971-1975 Studied “Information Processing in Civil Engineering” at the Weimar University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (HAB)
- 1978-1986 wiss. Assistant to the Chair of Urban Sociology in the Department of Area Planning and Urban Development at the HAB
- 1982 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.): “Application of sociological methods in urban planning”.
- 1980-1982 Studies in urban sociology at Karl Marx University Leipzig
- 1986 Research semester at MARCHI – Moscow Architecture Institute
- 1987-1990 Head of department at the Institute for Urban Planning and Architecture of the Bauakademie der DDR responsible for the fundamental study “Urban Planning Forecast” – interdepartmental strategy paper for the future development of urban planning
- 1988 Doctorate Dr.sc. Phil.: “On the relationship between stability and change in the demands of space and design”.
1990-1991 Visiting professor “Urban Sociology” at the Carl v. Ossietzky University
- 1991 – wiss. Assistant at the Federal Research Institute for Regional Studies and Planning, foundation of StadtBüro Hunger, urban research and development. Since then, numerous planning and research projects for municipalities, federal states and the federal government.
- 1997-1999 Visiting professor for planning theory at the Institute for Urban Development at the TU Berlin
- Since 1999 head of the department “Urban Development and Housing” at the GdW.
Main areas of work:
- Urban and social development of large housing estates
- Integrated urban development concepts and urban planning frameworks
- Urban redevelopment east and west
- Building culture in housing and urban development (e.g. awarding of the “Deutscher
- Socially Integrative City, integration, neighbourhood development (including the “Socially Integrative City Award”)
- Strategies for cooperation between municipalities and the housing industry