Posts Tagged ‘moderation’

PUF at round table_Climate Change as Social Challenge

Inability of Master Plan (based on infinite growth) to deal with the climate change asks for the socio-cultural shift and micro-urbanism strategies. Alternative infrastructures in the form of offline sharing, crowd-based finance models or low-tech energy producers, appear as a creative answer to urban uncertainties. PUF presented new forms of planning based on resources-sharing, DIY culture and self-made infrastructures, with an aim to provoke discussion about non-technocratic ways to deal with the climatic turbulence.

Goethe Institute Belgrade, December 2011.


12 2011

PUF at Lo Doy Porque Quiero (I give because I want)

November 2011, Calle9, Medellin (Colombia)

Lecture > Tiny Empowerments_Berlin case

Art interventions in the public space became important part of the urban communications. In the city of Berlin, cultural developments that contrast “creative industries” generate plenty of alternative spaces and micro-entrepreneurs with social responsibility. Beside the administrative curtain, cultural funds and patrons, those networks are establishing new labour forms empowered by information and communication technologies.

After introducing some case studies from Berlin as a sort of inspiration, together with the short movie Pequeños Empoderamientos (Tiny Empowerments), open discussion about situation in Medellin took place together with local artists and activists.


12 2011

Berlin’s Centre for Temporary Architecture [BCTA]

Competition proposal for Kiki Blofeld location at the Spree River, Berlin, Jan 2011

Publicly accessible, open-air 1:1 showroom in the homeland of temporary use. BCTA represents incubator of vivid local temporary-use scene, in which knowledge exchange platform replace beach-bar concept. Time-based toolbox serves both as dynamic planning instrument and interface for advanced forms of participation.


03 2011

Sichuan Hot (S)pots

Post-earthquake scenario-planning, Sichuan Area; cooperation with Tongji University Shanghai, Jan/Feb. 2009.

In post-earthquake planning procedures, ordinary real-estate logic and infrastructural investments reject new-formed needs of citizens. Balanced development without imposing final spatial outcome should involve all players of reconstruction on one table. That table, symbolically represented by a toolbox and its “ingredients”, serves as a communication device where all members are treated equally. Quality and taste of the “soup” depends on combination of “ingredients” and time management.

Hot(s)Pots booklet


11 2010

PUF at Conference Climate Change as Social Challenge

Climate change has been heavily discussed from the meteorological, political or technical perspective. However, existing social change caused by shift in environment seems to be marginalized and put at the bottom of priority list.

PUF presented unconventional ways of dealing with climate change, following grass-roots initiatives, micro-ecosystems of local communities and increasing number of artists interested in this topic.

Goethe Institute Belgrade, October 2010


11 2010