The focal point: Urban Research
Almost thirty disciplines from the fields of sociology, political science, history, philosophy, architecture, sports sciences, construction and environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, and economics work together in the interdisciplinary working group.
Urban research is one of the focal points of the Department 02 “History and Social Sciences”. In this context, cities are considered both as an object in their own right, and as a specific space in which various social, cultural and political phenomena are expressed in a particular way. Currently, Department 02 is working on the topics of housing, environment and climate, public spaces as well as critical infrastructures in an interdisciplinary way. This is also done collaboratively with members of other departments of the TU Darmstadt, who are organized in the TU-wide Working Group: Interdisciplinary Urban Research.