The Urban Prototyping LAB for a city beyond shopping 

Online shopping, rising real estate prices and the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic are changing the ways we experience and use our urban environment in central districts. The Urban Prototyping Lab will re-think and re-construct inner city areas of Munich. Join us to experiment with alternative urban potentials and concepts beyond shopping and consumption, to design and develop Urban Prototypes and test them in real-life settings.  

Together with the Munich Urban Colab, we run the Urban Prototyping Lab as a structured, interdisciplinary design workshop with impulse talks and insights from urban activists, decision makers, developers, architects, retailers and teams of Master’s degree students from architecture, design, management, informatics, engineering and sociology. 

Input lectures:
Michaela Pichlbauer – Günther Rid Stiftung 
Nico Schröder – Aachener Grundvermögen 
Michael Kern – Lovelace und Utopia München 
Prof. Isabell Welpe – TUM School of Management 
Prof. Alain Thierstein – TUM Faculty of Architecture 

6 Teams / 3 ECTS / 4-days workshop + prototyping phase 
06.11/ 27.11/ 18.12/ 22.01/ 12.02 (Final Presentation) 
The seminar will be taught digitally and in English. 

Apply until 02.11.2020
– short motivation letter (100 words)
– short CV (200 words)
– short project portfolio, if available (max 5 pages / 2 MB))

(Photo © Anette Hempfling)