A podcast where we talk about global perspectives on spatial planning in practice and theory
The podcast “breaking paradigms” is a collaborative effort of Constanze Frech and Sarah Kusché. It focuses on all things spatial planning, especially regarding knowledge transfer and non-European practices and theories. Every 30-minute episode centers around a different topic and should give insights and perspectives on both theory and practice. Our goal is to be educational for those still studying and already in the professional field. We seek to collaborate with experts in their respective fields from all continents and build a platform to exchange niche subjects and start a conversation.
We explore what happens when cities, buildings, and public spaces are specifically designed to antagonize! And share approaches that try to circumvent hostile or defensive architecture.
Eat the city
This episode is all about markets, how they influence the city, and how cities influence markets.
What roles does food play in urban spaces?
We discuss all things food and public urban space.
To wrap up “curriculum extended” we are taking a stern look at science communication. We talk about our experiences and the effects in spatial planning.
An episode about historical sites, which are rarely known - forgotten cities.
In this episode we talk about historical sites, which are rarely known - forgotten cities. We take a closer look at Great Zimbabwe, one of the most globally significant archaeological sites in Africa.
In this episode we talk about vernacular architecture around the world. We talked with Bouchra Idrissi of the Africa Innovation Network about the definitions, advantages and challenges of vernacular architecture.
In this episode we talk about property, property rights and land tenure. We looked at different land tenure systems in various countries and the influence on property rights.
permanent temporary structures
In this episode we talk about refugee camps and the spatial challenges they face with volunteers from SOS Balkanroute.
a policy approach to climate challenges
This episode focusses on climate change mitigation and adaptation from a policy perspective, including UNFCCC and UN-Habitat policies and documents.
testing your city
This episode focusses on the walkability of cities around the globe. We give you a small test to check your city, look at the history of the concept with Jane Jacobs and share some perspectives on Shanghai, Shenzhen as well as a bit of a critical look.