Everything shaped by humans is culture.
This also includes our habitat. In all its manifold forms, it is the spatially manifest representation of a highly diverse, plural society. The man-made, or at least man-handled, urban cultural landscape in which a majority of the population lives today can hardly be understood in its entirety. For this to happen, a continuous societal debate is needed. This is by no means just a political discourse of concepts. Also, those who produce images, operate with them and link them to narratives, assign, classify and rearrange them, establish connections, interrelations and relevance. And thus, contribute to understanding the world and ultimately appropriating it. Not only on the level of expertise through words, but also on a sensual level of perception. In his lecture, Michael Wagner discusses practices of imaging urban landscapes and their influence on the discourse in urban design and spatial planning.