This module addresses questions about the production of urban space in Western Europe. Topics include: modern urbanism and architecture; political ideologies and monuments; memory and memorials; global capital and public space; the performance of urban space; and the reading/writing of urban space. There is a particular focus on the city of Berlin.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- • Produce convincing arguments about politics and urban space in the form of essays and other written coursework.
- • Understand how urban space gets produced by various agents and through various processes.
- • Discuss political issues arising from the contested production of urban space.
- • Understand the various ways in which human geographers conceptualise space.
The module focuses on seven main themes, each of which is illustrated using the case of Berlin (with references to other cities too): the production of urban space; the history of Berlin; modern urbanism and architecture; nation-states and political ideologies; memory and memorials; global capital and public space; and the City A-Z and psychogeography.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
For 2020-21, Covid-19 constraints allowing, the module will be delivered via online asynchronous lectures, online asynchronous films, online synchronous surgeries, face-to-face seminars (on Southampton campuses), and fieldwork (in the form of walking tours of Southampton).
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Reading:. Students will need to complete readings from a reading list provided. Access to all required items should be available via the University library.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Research proposal/encyclopedia entry||40%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External