Welcome to paradoXcity

paradoXcity is a design-research platform exploring the contemporary urban condition between stasis and change, in order to move forward towards a state of stability.

The transformation of urban landscapes in the ongoing process of modernization is subject of comparative research. A more recent concept of design seeks to identify paradox conditions in order to navigate their implications. This holistic design approach consciously addresses the next iteration in the ongoing project of modernity.

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Jorg Sieweke practices as a licensed landscape architect and urban designer in Berlin. Since 2009, he directs the design-research initiative paradoXcity. In 2020 he started a position as Associate Professor to conceive and conduct a new master program in "Landscape architecture for global sustainability" at Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), located at the Oslo Fjord. Before he held professorships at University of Virginia and was Visiting Professor at RWTH Aachen and HCU Hamburg in Germany. In 2015 he was resident fellow at Villa Massimo - the German Academy in Rome. ParadoXcity challenges convention of practice in landscape architecture to establish its own trajectory of a landscape & urbanism. With his PhD. (2015) he interrogates the implicit knowledge production in the design process.

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