Lectures 2017

Lecture Panels:

I Urban Futurologies

II Urban Planning, Utopian Critique and Densification

III Creativity and Claiming Space

IV The Future of Media in the Digital Age

V Alternative Urban Spaces

VI The Future of Migration

VII Urban Activist and Art Spaces in East Asia


Friday, Sept. 22


14.00–15.00   Reception

Venue: Heizhaus


15.00–18.00   Panel I: Urban Futurologies

Venue: Kulturwerkstatt auf AEG/ Großer Saal

Denis NEWIAK (PhD student, BTU Cottbus): Lonely Future Cities: Urban Dystopias on Mars in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

Peter PODREZ (PhD student, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): Outer Space, Ideological Space – The Future Extraterrestic City in US-American and Socialist Films


–Coffee Break–


Alexander DAILY (M.A. student, FU Berlin): Automated Vehicles and Urban Form

Joseph E. PAYSEUR, Mahmoud SAED (M.A. students, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): The Development of Urban Spaces by 2050: A Delphi Method Forecast 


19.30–21.30 Interactive Lecture: Real Utopias of Urban Transformation
Venue: Kulturwerkstatt auf AEG/ Großer Saal


PD Dr. Michael HIRSCH (Siegen University)

Interventions and responses by:

Prof. Dr. Steffi RICHTER (Leipzig University)

Tbc. (Institute for Applied Heterotopia)


Saturday, Sept. 23


09.00–12.00   Panel II: Urban Planning, Utopian Critique and Densification

Venue: Kulturwerkstatt auf AEG, Großer Saal


Franziska SPRINGER (PhD student, FH Potsdam): Urban planning and urban policy: Representations and theories of urban utopia

Florian PURKARTHOFER (PhD student, University of Vienna): Utopian Critique and Critical Urban Utopias – about the paradox of utopian critique (not) becoming a lived urban utopia


–Coffee Break–


Mennatu Allah HENDAWY (PhD student, TU Berlin): Enabling Planning & Design Process through Mediatization: Case of Egypt

Raffaela GRIMM, David PRIEDEMANN, Katharina ROEB (M.A. students, University of Freiburg i.Br.): Density – Total Loss of the Urban Engine?


12.00–16.00   Lunch/ Time for Art & Workshops

Visit the art exhibitions/installations, attend workshops!


Venues: Halle 18/ AEG


14.30–16.00   Special Art-Lecture Presentation

Questioning Borders, Sharing New Images: Artist Practices of Las Barcas, an Okinawa-based Journal and Collective. The presenter will discuss the works of the Okinawa-based artists Satoko NEMA (“Paradigm”, 2015), Kaori NAKASONE (“Unframed”, 2016), and Kiyoko SAKATA (“About Opposite Shores”, 2016) of the collective Las Barcas (artists are present):

Prof. Mayumo INOUE (Hitotsubashi University, Japan): Artistic Labor of Las Barcas


16.00–19.30   Panel III: Creativity and Claiming Urban Space

Venue: Kulturwerkstatt auf AEG, Großer Saal


Haiyin CHEN (PhD student, University of Tokyo): How Art Spaces in Beijing Has Changed Its Function after 2008 Olympic Games

Anja BRAEHMER (M.A. student, University of Tübingen): Creative methods of urban development around Nuremberg’s Quelle

Stefan BECKER (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) Experience of Space. Perception of Urban Settings with the Body Apparatus and Cultural Techniques as Creative Event of Thinking, Atmosphere and Society


–Coffee Break–


Dr. Jan Niklas HOWE (LMU München): Politics of Creativity

Moritz ORTEGEL (PhD student, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): “Creative City”: Policies and Arrangements of “Networking” in the European Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg


Sunday, Sept. 24


09.00–10.30 Panel IV: The Future of Media in the Digital Age

Venue: Halle 18/ AEG


Prof. Mamoru ITŌ (Waseda University, Japan): The Future of Television in the Digital Age

Prof. Satofumi KAWAMURA (Kanto Gakuin University, Japan): The Possibility of the Theory of Affect in the Post-Secular Period

Luca BRUNO (PhD student, Leipzig University): Database Statements: Articulating Narratives through Character Elements – The Case of Japanese Anime/ Manga Aesthetics


–Coffee Break–


11.00–12.00   Panel V: Alternative Urban Spaces

Venue: Halle 18/ AEG


Dr. Irene YERRO (TU Wien): Interactions between emerging practices of urban agriculture and urban design: Case Study Zurich

Yu OHTANI (PhD student, Tokyo University / co-founder of Das japanische Haus e.V.): From life to the city! A Report on Practices to Create Living Space for All


12.00–13.00   Lunch

Venue: Halle 18/ AEG


13.00–14.00   Panel VI: The Future of Migration

Venue: Halle 18/ AEG


Joschka KÖCK (Activist/Freelance Artist): Progressive Utopias? Why are refugees not flying into Europe?

Frieda Joy Angelica OLAY RUIZ (PhD student, Osaka University): Navigations of Multi-layered Identities through Liminal Spaces of Filipino Migrants in Japan


–Coffee Break–


14.00–16.00   Panel VII: Urban Activist and Art Spaces in East Asia

Julia GLÖCKL (PhD student, Leipzig University): From Revolutionary Training Grounds to Enacted Utopia? Activist Spaces in Japan

Jeremy COMIN (PhD student, Hong Kong Baptist University): Public Housing and the Representation of the Past in Hong Kong

Yuqi CHEN (LMU München): Traditionalism in Community and Historic Preservation. A Case Study of Wuhan Alleyway Neighborhood


–Coffee Break / End of Conference- 



Further Information: Previous Call for Contributions

Cultural Typhoon in Europe (CTE), 2017 / International Conference

Beware, Utopia! Virtual, Actual And Past Visions of Urban Futures

Time:              Sept 22–24 2017

Venue:            Nürnberg, Germany
(at HEIZHAUS / grounds of the QUELLE mail-order-firm)

Organizers:   Institute for Applied Heterotopia, Nürnberg
Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Cultures and Civilizations,
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Email:             cultural.typhoon.europe@gmail.com

Website:         culturaltyphooneurope.wordpress.com/

Facebook:      www.facebook.com/CulturalTyphoonEurope/


Important dates:

Call for contributions:                          opened on April 6, 2017
Call for contributions deadline:         EXTENDED! May 16, 2017 – NOW CLOSED
Notification of acceptance:                  May 20, 2017

  1. What is the „Cultural Typhoon in Europe“ (CTE)?

>>> The idea of this event is inspired by the Cultural Typhoon, an international conference taking place annually in Japan since 2003, bringing together academics, artists and activists at stimulating locations. This year’s CTE in Nürnberg tries to carry on the enthusiastic spirit of the first European Cultural Typhoon which took place in Vienna in 2016.

  1. About the CTE in Nürnberg

>>> The Cultural Typhoon in Europe (CTE) provides a forum for young scholars (with a specialization in Media and Cultural Studies, Urban Planning, Anthropology or the Social Sciences) as well as social activists and artists with an interest in urban cultures and politics or textual and visual representations of the (future) city. Taking place at heizhaus, a cultural laboratory of a realized urban utopia next to the grounds of Nürnberg’s QUELLE mail-order firm now being a space of contestation regarding its future usage – and the sorounding post-industrial spaces QUELLE, AUF AEG and Kulturwerkstatt, we couldn’t have thought of a more suitable district to match the subject and the venue of this year’s Cultural Typhoon in Europe!

>>> Moreover, to facilitate a productive dialogue between academic, artistic and activist contributions, this year’s CTE will experiment with a special open space format to create a dynamic laboratory, coordinated from a head quarter located in a futuristic model of a  rocket. Thereby, HEIZHAUS will provide its garages, media studios, co-working-spaces and other facilities not only for the purpose of presenting papers, artistic installations and performances, but also to stimulate debate and exchange beyond academia.

  1. The conference particularly welcomes contributions by

> Researchers, particularly young scholars (Postdocs, PhD students, MA students)
> Artists
> Activists
> Journalists
> Architects and urban planners
> Decision-makers and local politicians

  1. Submission guidelines

Contributions should relate to one or more of the themes on the following open list:

> Anthropologies/communities of concrete/lived urban utopias
> Representations and theories of urban utopia
> Urban art and cultures
> Urban planning and urban policy
> Globalization, networks and interlocalities
> Contestations, urban protest and social movements
> Digital media and (virtual) urbanity


[A] Submissions for talks by researchers and activists should include a written abstract in English, as well as the author’s affiliation and contact details. The written abstract (in PDF-format) shouldn’t exceed 350 words and must include the title and the author’s name. Accepted paper presenters will be allowed 15-20 minutes for presentation and an additional 10 minutes for a question and answer session with the audience.

[B] Moreover, we particularly encourage contributions which aim at artistic and creative forms of presentations like film screenings, artworks or performances related to the theme of the conference. If you are planning such a contribution, please send us a detailed description of ca. 1 page (including pictures, video stills, or links to the project and a list of the facilities you will need) together with a brief CV including past exhibitions.


>>> If you have further suggestions or questions not answered by this call or the homepage, please feel free to contact us via email.

The organizing team will not be able to provide accommodation. Therefore, we ask all participants to look for a proper accommodation for themselves. However, we will provide a list of hostels and other reasonably priced places to stay in Nürnberg.

Please be sure to confirm in advance if you need to apply for visa prior to your arrival.

The Cultural Typhoon in Europe 2017 is organized by a group of volunteers who are based in Nürnberg and Erlangen, Germany. Even though we are admirers of the concept and idea of the original Cultural Typhoon in Japan and are in fruitful contact with its organizers, we are an independent entity.