Jargon der Stadt

1. Expert*innen

Editor: Jörg Stollmann

Size: 121 pages
Format: 13,0 x 18,5 cm
Publishing year: 2019
ISBN 978-3-7983-3050-4

Jargon der Stadt discusses the language in which we talk about and communicate the city. In the course of a student seminar, we investigated how we – on purpose or unconsciously – enrich the city with our images and stories, how we superimpose them onto the city and by this continue writing the city. In this sense the city in all its dimensions, if physical, social, political or mediated, is uncertain and dynamic. It is a space that we form with our stories and a space of possibilities, in which we also draft ourselves.

Jargon der Stadt evolved during a three-part seminar series at the Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization CUD at Technische Universität Berlin. The seminars’ aimed at reconsidering one”s own language, especially in the mediation and communication of design projects. This first publication deals with various jargons, in which non-architects talk about the city.