Lucius Burckhardt Convention 2017

Kunsthochschule Kassel

17 June 2017

For a second time, the Kunsthochschule Kassel is devoting a symposium to the sociologist Lucius Burckhardt, focusing on “strollology” – the science of strolling.

Who plans the planning? Why is landscape beautiful? “Design is Invisible”, “Destroyed by Care” or “The Smallest Intervention” are just some of the questions and statements attributed to Lucius Burckhardt. In order to find answers, he turned to the process of walking and used it to develop a research methodology at the interface between urbanism and sociology. Together with his students, he set out to engage with the environment reflectively and use their experiences of what they noticed and saw to clarify questions about planning.

His findings are by no means any less relevant today, so the Kunsthochschule Kassel, where Burckhardt taught from 1972 to 1997, is once again bringing together people who are currently engaged with this topic. Speakers include designers, artists, architects, urban planners, and scientists from various fields.


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