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Working Group E: Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory

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Working Group E: Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory

Where contemporary culture has increasingly become nomadic, place has become transitive. This condition stands in contradiction to the time-honored notion of the city as a sedentary entity.

Whether brought about by natural catastrophe or initiated by choice, instant cities emerge, only to disappear again just as rapidly. This has given rise to non-paradigmatic terminologies such as relief urbanism, deadline urbanism, or event urbanism.

Among other factors, speed and agility in decision-making places a new performative demand on the collective. Such a shift from notions of fixed locality to temporary accommodation for mass migration requires equivalent forms of flexibility in planning.

Experts

Reed Kroloff
Moderator Reed Kroloff Dean, School of Architecture, Tulane University, USA Read CV »
Eyal Weizman
Moderator Eyal Weizman Director, Centre for Architectural Research, Goldsmith Institute, UK Read CV »
Teddy Cruz
Teddy Cruz Architect, eStudio, USA
Eduard Epp
Eduard Epp Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Canada
Manuel Herz
Manuel Herz Architect, Manuel Herz Architects, Germany
Cassidy Johnson
Cassidy Johnson Lecturer, University College London, Canada/UK
Pushkaraj Karakat
Pushkaraj Karakat Architect, India
Snehal Hannurkar
Snehal Hannurkar Architect, India
Fernando Murillo
Fernando Murillo Urban Planner, United Nations Relief Work Agency (UNRWA); IDES Research Program, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mark Robbins
Mark Robbins Dean, School of Architecture, Syracuse University, USA
Deane Simpson
Deane Simpson Architect; PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland/New Zealand Read CV »
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss PhD Candidate, Centre for Architectural Research, Goldsmith Institute, Serbia/UK
 

Timeline

Presentation of expert papers
Introduction to "Temporary urbanism" and presentation of expert papers
 
Forum Details
Forum

“Urban_Trans_Formation”
April 18 to April 21, 2007

Focus Sessions
Workshops
Working Group A: Normative Urbanism - Between convention and differentiation
Working Group A: Normative Urbanism - Between convention and differentiation
Working Group B: Informal urbanism - Between sanctioned and shadow orders
Working Group B: Informal urbanism - Between sanctioned and shadow orders
Working Group C: Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy
Working Group C: Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy
Working Group D: Tourisic urbanism - Between local and global
Working Group D: Tourisic urbanism - Between local and global
Working Group E: Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory
Working Group E: Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory
Mobile Workshop 1: Conceptual Tour - Chongmin Island "Eco Island"
Mobile Workshop 1: Conceptual Tour - Chongmin Island "Eco Island"
Mobile Workshop 2: Architectural tour - Qingpu district "Venice of China"
Mobile Workshop 2: Architectural tour - Qingpu district "Venice of China"
Mobile Workshop 3: Infrastructural Tour - Pudong new city and Yangshan deepwater port
Mobile Workshop 3: Infrastructural Tour - Pudong new city and Yangshan deepwater port
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