Bernd will address the 1st RAUM symposium on 9th December 2016. He is an architect and urban planner and Professor for Urban Design at HafenCity Universität Hamburg since 2008 where he established the Master Programme Urban Design. He is interested in the negotiation of the contemporary city, whose planning principles he aims to diagrammatically describe and transfer into a relational practice as procedure. He teaches in the Urban Design and Urban Design Thesis Projects, theoretical-conceptual basics, methodology, diagrammatic and Intercultural Practice. From 2008 to 2014 he directed the project »University of the Neighbourhoods« (UoN) and was responsible for the development of a project curriculum. As part of the research initiative »Low-Budget-Urbanity« he initiated the project »Building Market 2.0. Practices and Materialities of urban self building and frugality«.