The architect and city planner Miguel Miguel Robles-Duran, offered to Designer Ruedi Baur, a proposal to develop together a new city in Venezuela. This and other similar questions initiated the course, along with the basic question : What contributions can design, specifically the visual communication of architecture and urban development, achieve?
Apart from that which is mentioned above, these projects require a personal starting point, as city construction frequently strengthens after contributions from visual communication. The representatives of both disciplines stand behind the challenges, of both the projects and the emergence of public discussions. But that is not something natural : to vary the tasks and areas of expertise, perspectives and readings, functions and work processes, languages and conventions.
The CAS City Civic is created as a laboratory, where specialists from different disciplines, both theory and practice – designers, architects, urban planners, sociologists, anthropologists, researchers, historians, city administrators, politicians – come together to investigate new ways of shaping the city to further develop the practice. The course is open to anyone involved who would like to participate in „the other urban“.