Ideal City of the 21st Century

In January 2013, Leuphana Digital School launched its prototype course "ThinkTank - Ideal City of the 21st Century", a collaborative digital learning environment that offered collaborative web-based learning facilitated by distinguished scholars and experts. “ThinkTank” ran from January to April 2013 and introduced a fresh, unique approach to collaborative learning - a university project open to participants and their teams from all over the world, regardless of where they live and what they do. This pilot course, led by world-renowned architect Prof. Daniel Libeskind, had people from more than 100 countries participating, exchanging and visualizing ideas and concepts of the ‘ideal city’ as well as negotiating quantified representations and operating models of their envisioned future cities.

Understanding that more than 3 billion people will be moving into cities over the next 40 years, participants enrolled in ThinkTank worked in teams to design models for future living in urban centers. Participants worked to solve theoretical and practical assignments, critique the work of other groups through peer feedback, commentary and evaluation, and translate their ideas of an ideal city into a final visualization. Check out our Flickr account to get an impression of the projects.

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