The theme focuses on critical aspects of territories at sea, deltas, and riverine landscapes, on a rigorous analysis of the ever-changing interrelations between spatial, juridical, environmental and geopolitical systems. We aim to research new ecologies, forms of living, productivity, and architecture that are informed by these interrelations, exploring the notions of connectivity, synchronicity, sensitivity, risk, and emergence as instances of urbanisation. At the core is the idea of the agency of design in disclosing historical processes and political decisions, and in projecting new spatial interventions that would address the state of criticality and risk.
The interdisciplinary graduation studio ‘Transitional Territories’ related to this theme focuses on a projective approach to waterscapes — exploring the programmatic dimension and the changing nature of territories at risk.
dr.arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, dr.arch. Hamed Khosravi
prof.dr.ir. Han Meyer, prof.ir. Dirk Sijmons, dr. Fransje Hooimeijer, dr. Diego Sepulveda, ir. Filippo LaFleur, dr. Daniele Cannatella, ir. Geert van der Meulen
Related Research Projects:
Related Publications/ Examples:
Meyer, V.J., Van den Berg, J., Bregt, A., Broesi, R., Dammers, E., Edelenbos, J., Nieuwenhuijze, L. and Roeleveld, G. (2013). New perspectives for urbanizing deltas : a complex adaptive systems approach to planning and design : Integrated Planning and Design in the Delta (IPDD). Amsterdam, MUST Publisher – 233p
Transitional Territories Graduation Studio
Related Graduation Projects/ Examples:
van der Meulen, G. (2018) New Netherlands: Towards transitional flood risk management anticipating to extreme future sea level rise scenarios. TUDelft CEG/A+BE/TPM MSc thesis, July 2018.