The last sub-module differs from the previous ones by being the first module for planning students that aims to bring new structural elements designed by students to the selected fieldwork sites. This sub-module is inspired by the term tactical urbanism that refers to various temporary interventions that are likely to create long term changes in social behaviour. During this module each group of students will be asked to come up with a new structure that is likely to make a change (either small or big) to the daily urban life within selected urban areas. Students will find a chance to actually construct their designs and observe the changes in everyday life by on-site observation and documentation.
The urbanism module also includes lectures on various fundamental topics including natural environment, socio-spatial relationships in urban space, as well as essential methods of data collection and data visualisation in urban planning.
Regarding the teaching focus, the Urbanism Module is designed to teach students essential methods of collecting and interpreting data from various sources, designing and conducting a fieldwork in urban areas, and designing small urban interventions.
Design: Diagrams of the design process; Moodboards of the design element (colour, material, size etc.); 2D-3D Making drawings of the design element showing it in the place it will fit in (collage technique may be used here); Constructing the design element in its actual size to be planted in the fieldwork site
Fieldwork: Placing the design element in the fieldwork site; Observing and recording the reaction of people
Submission material: A2 poster with abovementioned information + videos and other visuals (each student – individual submission)