Bergen: Bærekraftig frokost - The Unseen Spaces of Extended Urbanisation in the North Sea

Start: 24. april 2019 08:00
Slutt: 24. april 2019 10:00
Sted: Litteraturhuset i Bergen, Østre Skostredet 5, Olav H. Hauge
Pris: Gratis
Påmeldingsfrist: 23. april 2019 23:00

Stipendiat Nancy Couling fra Bergen Arkitekthøgskole vil på dette frokostmøtet presentere sitt prosjekt "Extended urbanisation in the North Sea". Hvordan kan en tenke om bruk av sjøen som et område hvor det foregår urbaniseringsprosesser?

Merk! Foredraget til Nancy Couling vil foregå på engelsk.

Berekraftig frokost 24 april 2019


  • 08.00 Frokost
  • 08.15 The Unseen Spaces of Extended Urbanization in the North Sea
    v/ Dr Nancy Couling, Bergen Arkitekthøgskole
  • 09.00 Pause
  • 09.15 The Unseen Spaces of Extended Urbanization in the North Sea forts.
    v/ Dr Nancy Couling, Bergen Arkitekthøgskole
  • 10.00 Slutt

Om tema og foredragsholder

How should we think of the sea? The North Sea is not only a huge body of water but also a site of unfolding urbanisation processes.

Marie Curie Fellow Nancy Couling is mapping layers of different uses of the North Sea to illustrate the high levels of urbanisation. In this talk Nancy Couling will share how the sea in recent research has been perceived as an urban realm and how that effects the way we can imagine how to inhabit and cultivate the coastal areas and the sea.

This talk will present a project that received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme carried out at the chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning TU Delft 2017-2019. 

Until recently the sea has not been perceived as an urban realm, although it's spaces are highly articulated through international border regulation, uninterrupted traffic along major transport corridors and the intensified offshore capture & distribution of energy. Fishing grounds and protected maritime areas are contested. The historical role of the sea in sustaining and harbouring vital cross-cultural links between port cities and therefore as the essential space of regional connections, has been overwritten. Through industrialisation, sea space has been simultaneously loaded with the task of increased economic production both from traditional and new maritime sectors, and emptied of cultural significance.

This investigation of urbanisation processes unfolding in the North Sea reveals that urban indicators are strongly manifest, albeit under an unfamiliar and contradictory guise. These indicators demand new definitions and a fresh vocabulary aligned to their stretched and discontinuous formats, but which also acknowledge the manifold human dimensions that have continued to inhabit and cultivate the sea at the same time.

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