In collaboration with El Puente Lab, platform for artistic and cultural production, Carrito Cultural has been developed as a mobile toolbox for the set of interventions along the river. It offers diverse spatial and programatic scenarios, which have aim to transform periphery character of the river through cultural inclusion. This bastardized vehicle serve both as receiver and emitter of location-based data and uses open-source mapping to visualize new cultural geographies.
Posts Tagged ‘urban informality’
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.
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.
…research aims to find out the extent to which urban informality can contribute to urban development and labor market reforms. Typically considered as a sign of vitality and response to inflexible formal system, this research instead understands urban informality as a pioneering behavior and opportunity to combat Berlins’ high-unemployment…
Research at Bauhaus University Weimar