Assistant Professorship of Architecture and Urban Design

Plans and Politics

We investigate collective form and its physicality as a result of historical and contemporary processes, as well as projective conception—at a scale bigger than a building and smaller than a city. The methodological analysis of collective form does not only include comparative observations and critical commentary, but also the search for strategic tools that can be used to shape our built environment in order to produce specific public qualities as cumulative effects. The intellectual challenge lies exactly in the confrontation of the individual with the collective, the object with texture, the political with the planned, and autonomy within its cultural context. The results are thematic formats that can be read as critical discursive urban projects, both as research and pedagogy.


The Western Town – A Theory of Aggregation

Book: The Western Town – A Theory of Aggregation; 2013 © Thomas Dahm