Posts Tagged ‘alternative infrastructures’

PUF at REMAKE Festival

Workshop > Carrito Cultural Berlin? , REMAKE Festival, Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin, 11-15.09.2013.

Introductory lecture gave an overview of ParaArtFormations activities, focusing on the project Carrito Cultural. After general concept/toolbox has been discussed with festival participants, we moved through all RE: stations in order to build a prototype collectively. Process has been seen as coop-work between festival participants and ‘maker experts’, built on the initial intention of the Carrito Cultural project.

 

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11 2013

Dia de Playita_Carrito Cultural_Medellín

Medellín, 29.07.2012, in collaboration with El Puente_Lab and Deúniti

As a part of tactical-urbanism strategy along the River Medellín, driven by alternative cultural infrastructure Carrito Cultural, action Dia de Playita invited local artists, homeless people living at the location and the random citizens into day-long creative-occupation of the space outside the master-plan. In the unusual setup of no-man’s-land (river sedimentation), innovative participation models took place in order to re-communicate inaccessibility, pollution and invisibility of the city’s main axis.

photos> Sebastián Ochoa Giraldo

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04 2013

PUF at PEAR magazine

Article > From a Patchwork of Territories to a Network of Collective Spaces , PEAR magazine (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research), Issue 5: Medellín Through a Kaleidoscope, London, January 2013.

The radical transformation of Medellín’s cityscape has been recognised internationally, through dramatic pictures of cable-cars flying over shantytowns, spectacular Library Parks designed by prominent architects and most recently the installation of a public escalator in the most violent barrio of the city. Furthermore, the Medellín-model has become a desirable path of development for many Latin American cities, embedded in social inequality, weak infrastructure and high rates of criminality.

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04 2013

K67_Urban Router

K67_Urban Router is a mobile platform for investigation of digital public space, offering offline-intranet as a basic infrastructure for diverse cultural formats, ranging from collective mapping till tools for over passing juridical obstacles of free sharing. Situated in the upgraded Kiosk-K67, this offline-hub provides collectively created digital items and services, and it is accessible exclusively on the site. So-called ‘Kiosk-Cloud’ became interface for exchange and tool for engaging in the production of the socio-spatial configuration of the site.

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10 2012

PUF at Contesting Space_FA BUT Brno

Lecture > Alternative Infrastructures of the Post-Political City / Faculty of Architecture Brno_ October 2012

As a part of the Lecture Series under the title Contesting Space-Architecture as a Social Practice, PUF had a chance to present diverse ways of building alternative infrastructures, in order to oppose current situation in which majority is excluded from the urban governance. Beyond political protests, pranks and social-media driven gatherings, lecture had aim to reposition architect as a responsible person in the struggle for political in the public arena and to see potentials of performative planning for creation of collective knowledge.Particular focus has been given to formation of alternative cultural platforms, tools for tactical urbanism and offline-communication devices.

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10 2012