Working Group E, moderated by Reed Kroloff, USA and Eyal Weizman, United Kingdom discussing the topic of "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.
April 20, 2007 | Workshop Conclusion
The workshop reporters present the findings and conclusions of the workshops.
April 20, 2007 | Working Group E Part 2
Experts and participants start to collaborate on the topic of the workshop.Fernando Murillo, Argentina: “Refugee City”: Between Global Human Rights and Community Self Regulations (PDF, 994.35 KB) »Mark Robbins, USA: Strategies of Engagement (PDF, 352.54 KB) »Deane Simpson, New Zealand: RV Urbanism: Nomadic Network Settlements of the Senior Recreational Vehicle Community in the US (PDF, 1.29 MB) »Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Serbia: Evasion of Temporality (PDF, 228.30 KB) »
April 19, 2007 | Working Group E Part 1
Experts and participants start to collaborate on the topic of the workshop.Teddy Cruz, USA: Trans-Border Flows: Urbanisms Beyond the Poverty Line (PDF, 134.99 KB) »Eduard Epp, Canada: Flood Architecture: Along the Ganges River (PDF, 514.30 KB) »Manuel Herz, Germany: Refugee Camps – or – Ideal-Cities in Dust and Dirt (PDF, 1002.15 KB) »Cassidy Johnson, Canada: Strategies for the Reuse of Temporary Housing (PDF, 1.49 MB) »Pushkaraj Karakat & Snehal Hannurkar, India: “International Aid Cities”, a By-Product of Reconstruction in Post War Cities (PDF, 409.20 KB) »