Festival for Playful Public Spaces


Spielwiesen in der Stadt – von bürgerlichem Reglement und subversiver Aneignung

Even before industrialization, free urban spaces were places of informal, playful, fun or even political occupation. Since the 19th century, when the authorities began programming these free spaces by designing them as promenades, ornamental squares, or parks, it has been possible to observe the conflict between intended and unplanned uses and read in the associated ideological lines of conflict regarding social conformity. The presentation will point to historical and current examples and lead in to a discussion.


Format: Talk

  • August 09, 2012 17:00 – 17:30

Stefanie Hennecke (DE)


Stefanie Hennecke has been the junior professor of the History and Theory of Landscape Architecture at the Technical University of Munich since Autumn 2010. She studied landscape architecture and landscape planning and was a research associate at the Berlin University of the Arts in the field of Horticulture and the Development of Open Spaces. She received her doctorate there in 2009 with a dissertation on Berlin’s city development policies after German reunification. Her research currently focuses on making an international comparison of city parks’ development and change as well as on strategies for appropriating public space in the 21st century.