“Mahalle meets Stadtquartier” is an international exchange programme hosted by the Department of Architecture, Habitat Unit (Chair of International Urbanism and Design), TU Berlin, Germany, in cooperation with the Institute for Urban and Territorial Planning (INAU), Rabat; University of Tehran, Tehran; and Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the aim of this three-year programme is to provide a platform for inter-cultural (Europe-MENA) dialogue and urban exchange on the potentiality and urgency of “the local”. The project proposes to initiate a scientific dialogue about similarities, differences and cultural specificities and traditions associated with “neighbourhood” as a situated and dynamic socio-spatial-cultural construct. What kind of conflict is being produced when different understandings of the local collide with each other? Can a better understanding of difference inform new resolution models?
The programme has opened a Call for Fellowship Application for 28 doctoral students currently pur- suing a PhD thesis in themes related to the programme. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to attend three inter- national PhD colloquia (Istanbul 2014, Rabat 2015 and Tehran 2016).
Successful applicants will also be able to contribute to a planned publication.
For further information you can download the application document here.