Urbanscapes/Landscapes


Cities as affective and emotional spaces. Erotics and love in Rome and Pompeii (Haug)

Fresco im Domus Aurea in RomThe aim of the project is a topography of affect and emotion. Emotionally charged forms of action (e. g. the correlate of sexuality, lust, and love) are to be located within urban topographies.  It is the public, not the private space, which is in the focus of this study.

 

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Lixus – specialised commercial activity in its urban / hinterland embedding (Kreuz)

TransformationThe project seeks to investigate the specialised infrastructure for commercial fish-salting and its urban integration at Lixus, a harbour town on the Moroccan Atlantic coast about 120 km south of the Strait of Gibraltar in the estuary of the ancient river Loukkos. The site has an unusual history reaching from an early Phoenician settlement down to the Islamic period.

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Hafenstädte im östlichen Mittelmeerraum vom Hellenismus bis in die römische Kaiserzeit (Feuser)

HafenstädteDas Mittelmeer stellte in der griechisch-römischen Antike den Hauptverkehrs- und Kommunikationsraum dar, der Europa, Nordafrika und die Levante miteinander verband. Auf dem Seeweg wurden Güter, Personen, Innovationen und kulturelle Konzepte ausgetauscht, die antike Welt war auf das Meer hin orientiert und darüber verbunden. Hafenstädte stellten in diesem Verkehrs- und Kommunikationsraum die Schnittstellen zwischen Land und Wasser dar und waren eine wichtige kulturelle Kontaktzone.

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Designing Cities, Shaping Lives. Urbanity in Ancient North Africa and its Mediterranean context (Lamare)

 

Lagerhof der Villa di Villa Regina, Boscoreale The project analyses the planning and development processes of cities, while taking on the neglected aspects of their quotidian use and perception. This topic will be dealt for the first time focusing on the cities of North Africa in a broad chronological framework between the period of the first Roman colonies of the 1st century AD and the end of the Byzantine rule in the region around the late 6th century AD.

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The bathingscape of Roman Ostia (Krüger)

Lagerhof der Villa di Villa Regina, Boscoreale The project aims to investigate Roman baths in relation to their urban context and as part of an ‘urban waterscape’. The city of Ostia will serve as a case study because of its well known urban fabric and its abundant evidence of bathing facilities with construction dates ranging from the 1st cent. until the 4th/5th cent. AD.

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