Nick Förster

Nick Förster
Technische Universität München | TUM · Department of Architecture

Master of Arts
Research and Design at the TUM Chair of Architectural Informatics

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Introduction
I am working at the intersection of urban science-technology studies, architectural informatics, and critical design approaches.
Education
October 2017 - October 2019
Technische Universität München
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 2014 - July 2015
Arkitektskolen Aarhus
Field of study
  • Architecture
October 2012 - September 2016
Technische Universität München
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (5)
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Smart Cities are presented as a straightforward solution to diverse urban problems. On a closer look, however, the discourse on ‘Smart Cities’ seems wicked in various ways: vaguely defined, speculative, and fragmented into incommensurable positions. Focussing on this ‘wickedness,’ we explore the potential of design approaches to pervade the obscuri...
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Microscopic agent-based simulations promise the meaningful inclusion of crowd dynamics in planning processes. However, such complex urban issues depend on a multiplicity of criteria. Thus, an isolated model cannot represent the walk of pedestrians meaningfully in planning contexts. This paper reframes crowd simulation as collaborative experimentati...
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„Stufen und Stacheldraht – ein interventionistisches Portrait der Baustelle“ setzt sich mit dem Phänomen der Baustelle im öffentlichen Raum auseinander. Auf einer architektur- und stadttheoretischen Ebene untersucht die Arbeit Bauprozesse „von innen nach außen“: beginnend mit der Betrachtung des soziomateriellen Zusammenspiels der Akteure, bis hin...
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Contemporary agent-based pedestrian simulations offer great potential to evaluate architectural and urban design proposals in terms of medical risks, crowd safety, and visitor comfort. Nevertheless, due to their relative computational heaviness and complicated input-parameters, pedestrian simulations are not employed during the design process commo...
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The graphic novel "Monaco Komplex" experimentally rereads the architectural history of Munich. While the city is mostly known for its petrifying boredom, its architecture tells another story: A suppressed epos of built trauma, lost modernity, and architectural erotism. Link to Publication: //www.fink.de/view/book/edcoll/9783846763742/BP000017.xml

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Project
The "CDP // Collaborative Design Platform" research group at TUM represents the seamless connection between real and digital worlds to support early creative design phases in a ubiquitous way.