Posts Tagged ‘post-conflict planning’

PUF Remix_Pequeños Empoderamientos_video

Medellin, Colombia, Nov. 2011

In the shadow of current Medellin’s megaprojects plenty of small-scale initiatives have grown, offering alternative socio-cultural developments. Those critical approaches in the form of resistance and proactive interventionalism question current urban development mechanisms based on control and exclusion of the majority. Environmental activism, new forms of participation, alternative education or crowd-based cultural jamming represent diverse ways to construct collective spaces, quite the opposite to idea of creating territories. This movie tries to trace a variety of self-generated initiatives and contrast them with over-scaled plans of municipality by putting forward the perception of kids, cyclist movement and local artists.

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PUF at UN Urbanism book

…Cities are often the central battlefields of modern wars, resulting in the massive destruction of urban structures. In processes of reconstruction, international actors initiate urban transformation in very different regions of the world, using strikingly similar patterns. But which concepts of the city do these interventions follow? Is there a special global mode of urbanisation in post-war cities, a “UN urbanism”? Using the examples of two post-war cities—Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kabul (Afghanistan)—this book aims to tackle the question of how the institutions and activities of the international community influence newly emerging daily city life…

sample pages

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11 2010

Mostar Scenarios

UN Urbanism Kolleg post-production, Jun 2007,  Bauhaus Dessau Foundation , Scenario-planning for divided city of Mostar (Bosnia&Herzegovina)

Scenario 1 > Enjoy division (Wall at former combat line made out of beer-crates and “consumed” during the daily event)

Scenario 2>  Moving movie  (Movie fragments projected on ruins of both sides of divided city and frozen scenes as an outcome)

Team> W.Hackenbroich, K.Voeckler, D.Mutman

Video> Daniel da Rocha

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11 2010

Evolutive City-Planning for Uncertain Cities

The project „Evolutive City—Planning for Uncertain Cities“ was a comprehensive attempt to find innovative solutions to post-war complexities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the light of temporary planning interventions. The project touches in its way upon several overlapping issues such as planning in a vague legal framework, structural changes in housing and land ownership, and various types of spatial abuse within a stringent economic and social framework. The project indirectly discusses a notion of „reconstruction,“ given the dynamics of the transitions that occurred in Bosnia and Herzegovina before, during and after the war.

With Romana Mandeganja during Kolleg UN Urbanism

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