"Damn the Masters' Plan!" is a talk by Wouter Vanstiphout on the street protest movements from Detroit in the 1960s to Paris in 2005 to London in 2011. The speaker analyses the complex correlation between certain types of urban development and the deeply rooted discontent of the citizens.
About Wouter Vanstiphout
Wouter Vanstiphout is a historian of architecture and a co-founder of the Crimson Architectural Historians collective based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of the Reflection team of VROM, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment and serves on the board of SKOR, Foundation Art and Public Space in Amsterdam. Since 2009, Wouter is a professor of Design as Politics at the Delft University of Technology. His recent research deals with protests and the way they are shaped by architecture and urban environment.
About Strelka Talks
Strelka Talks is a new project launched by Strelka education team. Over the academic year prominent speakers from various fields are invited to make a 30 minute video talk on critically important topics concerning contemporary cities and urban development. After the video is upoloaded on the website and becomes available to the general public, the students get a chance to meet the speaker for a longer and more profound real time conversation at Strelka.
Strelka talks curator: Anastassia Smirnova;
Project manager: Evgeniya Pospelova;
Video director: Anna Titovets;
Camera: Irina Goryainova
«From Welfare City to Neoliberal Utopia» is a talk on evolution of utopian models for creating new cities. The speakers follows the shift from welfare state ideal focusing on social housing and public spaces to neoliberal utopia of privatized cities and its implication to citizens of the new towns.
About Michelle Provoost
Michelle Provoost is an architectural historian, who specializes in historic preservation, urban planning history and theory, postwar architecture and contemporary urban development. She co-founded the office of Crimson Architectural Historians in 1994. Since 2008, Dr. Provoost has served as Director of the International New Town Institute (INTI) in Almere, the Netherlands, and the head editor of the INTI publications. She also teaches at various universities (including TU Delft, the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and the University of Amsterdam). Dr. Provoost lectures regularly throughout Europe and the United States, and has been involved in many municipal, national and private committees and juries.
Rania Ghosn, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan, speaks as a contributor during Session 2: Climate and Region.
For more information on Architecture and Energy: The Influence of Climate and Region, visit architectureandenergy.com
In a near future heavily influenced by the imminent boom of the Indian subcontinent, an emerging technology and economic superpower a new digital city has developed. The film follows a group of young children as they play a game of hide and seek (Chupan Chupai) in the bustling streets of this smart city. Through their play the children discover how to hack the city, opening up a cavernous network of hidden and forgotten spaces, behind the scenes of everyday streets.
Chupan Chupai will be exhibiting as part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale in the Museu da Eletricidade from the 12th September until the 15th December. For more information visit:
Based on a short story by Tim Maly
Directed by FACTORY FIFTEEN
Produced by Liam Young
Filmed on location in India by
Indian Producer – Tushar Prakash
Composer – Mark Sayfritz
Sound Design – Ana Roman
Fixer – Harry Singh
Maya – Noshine Banu
Aya – Shahine Banu
Amit – Mustaraf Khan
Guardian to cast – Rafique Mohammad (Pamna)
Post- Production by Factory Fifteen
VFX / 3D Artists / Compositing
Foster Care India
Lisbon Architecture Trienale 2013
PROTO/E/CO/LOGICS 003 "Super-Seeding" REGISTER NOW ! mlaus.net
/ The conference organized by MLAUS and curated by architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic moves to transcend simplistic visions of contemporary ecology.
PROTO/E/CO/LOGICS 002: THE FIELD IS OPEN Envisioned as an open platform for rethinking increasingly complex landscape of architecture and asymptotic cultures, symposium PROTO/E/CO/LOGICS 002: The Field is Open, foregrounds the necessity for resilient bounding of global-local, generic-particular relations and transference, a navigational system for which increasingly accelerated scientific discoveries within the manifest image of the world are taken not as obstacles but as opportunities for further synthesis.
Through expansion in material science, cloud computing, transformations in constructability and manufacturing (such as ongoing revolution with 3d printing) and internet of things, boundaries of architecture are becoming fuzzy and the Field is increasingly Open. In recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events and understanding that the agency spawns beyond human, provides a new ground for addressing design ecology. Unlike the principles of total holism that have characterized earlier ecological thinking, what this kind of synthetic approach offers is resilience and redundancy of transient boundaries, with increased ability for interweaving contingent agencies. The role of those boundaries is not any more to enclose space, but rather to form tissue for osmotic exchange