Basics: Project Management in Urban Design 2018/19. Representing Relations: Mikropol


The seminar=project Representing Relations will enable participants to realise a rudiment project and learn from the process of doing so. The term "rudiment" stands for a beginning, an initial test or a specimen. In percussion music, a "rudiment" is one of a number of relatively small patterns which form the foundation for more extended and complex drum patterns. In the context of this seminar=project, doing a "rudiment project" refers to a technique of dealing with a common resistance in project work: coming into play. In this initial phase of play, the iterative rehearsal of techniques for operationalising actually existing potentialities is central for building a proposition for future activities.

The seminar=project is structured by a series of Takes: 0) organising organisation, 1) performing positionality in knowing about project work in urban design, 2) analysing a situation in its becomingness: representing sites, actors, actions and documents, 3) organising a rudiment and 4) documenting the process in its pertinent aspects.

All seminar=project is framed by UD's P L A Y methodology available in the form of the Hamburg Open Online University project Project Management in Urban Design. This website functions as a knowledge archive in the categories a) description, b) conception, c) reference, d) synthesis and e) manual. Students will work with and extend the archive in relation to their seminar=project work.

The seminar=project is co-produced by Mikropol and the Research and Teaching Programme Urban Design.



Mondays 4.15 pm to 5.45 pm
Kick-off: 15 October 2018

Teaching area: Interdisciplinary studies (Fächerübergreifende Studien FAST)
2,5 CP, 21h contact time in class, 54h private study. Grading: Active Participation, documentation on

The Seminar will be held in English and German and is open for all HCU M.Sc. and M.A. candidates. Non HCU students are welcome to join the Kick-off to figure out opportunities of participation.


M.Sc. Dominique Peck


Academic Staff, Ph.D. Candidate