16 Jun

Film: "De Drager"

Urban Open Source

Open Architecture

Or: What we still can learn from John Habraken?


UTB Projektmanagement und Verwaltungsgesellschaft Columbiadamm 25
10965 Berlin
im Stadtquartier Friesenstraße

TU Berlin Weiterbildungsstudiengang Real Estate Management
CCTP Hochschule Luzern Technik & Architektur, Kompetenzzentrum Typologie & Planung in Architektur,
UTB Projektmanagement und Verwaltungsgesellschaft

German, English


Buildings and cities demand constant adaptation. A city, as an open system, has to be able to evolve continuously. For this to happen, space for experimentation is needed as well as dynamic, multifaceted and tolerant development strategies. The Dutch architect MIT Professor John Habraken (b.1928) has been articulating these needs since the 1960s. In the film “De Drager”, which will be shown during the session, its Swiss directors Schwarz and Luethi portray John Habraken along with an illustration of his theory, focusing upon his own role as an architect and the impact of his theories upon the field. Following the viewing, the panel invite the audience to discuss both the potential – and accompanying challenges – of putting Open Architecture into practice.

Ben Gabriel Postgraduate Program Real Estate Management
Elena Pavlidou-Reisig Postgraduate Program Real Estate Management
Thomas Bestgen CEO of UTB Projektmanagement und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, board member of the development cooperative Tempelhofer Feld eG, honorary board member of the residents' association Friedrichsheim eG.
Aljoscha Hofmann Co-Founder of the »Think Berl!n« initiativeand DFG-Fellow / Doctoral Student International Graduate Programm at IGK Berlin - New York - Toronto
Prof. Dr. Peter Schwehr Founder and Director of the Compentence Center Typology & Planning in Architecture (CCTP) at Hochschule Luzern, guest lecturerer Real Estate Management Postgraduate Program, TU Berlin
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Kristin Wellner Professor of the Department for Planning and Building Economics/Real Estate Economics at TU Berlin, Academic Dean of Master's degree Real Estate Management, TU Berlin.