Without doubt, the future development of Mariupol is an interesting topic of study. A city is not only buildings, but also the people. One of the most industrialized cities is in fact not a ‘typical giant’ that possesses factories and life consisting of eight hour shifts, 24 hours a day.
According to Armstrong, architecture for the Ecocene examines how biologically active metabolisms can help us design and engineering new approaches for the production of architecture.Continue reading →
The Architecture Ukraine residency project continues to hold open lectures on related topics. On Saturday, July 25, anthropologist at Oxford Brookes University in England, Brigitte Piquard held a lecture titled Observing Symbolic Violence. Symbolic Violence, Resilience and Spaces in Conflict-affected areas.
Brigitte Piquard research the obstacles and barriers that divide people and form zones of exclusion and discrimination. These borders can be physical (walls, architectural structures, roadblocks) as well as symbolic (discrimination, violations of human rights, etc).
July, 24 Paul Jones (Newcastle University, UK) delivered a lecture A New Paradigm of Autonomous Urban Living.
The presentation considered a new prototype for urban living that was designed and conceived for the International Design Competition: Integrated Habitats, this entry received second place, and was exhibited at Milan Design week in 2014.
On July 23 the exhibition Tomorrow’s Cities Today: the power of urban visions was opened at IZOLYATSIA (curators: Professor Nick Dunn, University of Lancaster, Dr. Paul Cureton, University of Hertfordshire and Nick Francis, Space Syntax).
On Tuesday, July 21, three residents of the Architecture Ukraine project – METASITU (Liva Dudareva (Latvia) and Eduardo Cassina (Spain) / architecture, urbanism; Justin Tyler Tate (USA/Canada) / art; Lucia Maffei (Italy) / architecture – talked about their previous projects, ideas and experiences.
July 7, can be memorised as the very first day of the Architecture Ukraine residency — all 13 project participants arrived to IZOLYATSIA.Platform for cultural initiatives (Kyiv) where they were introduced to the IZO team, met project curators Krists Ernstsons and Rick Rowbotham, and discussed the residency schedule and plans for the next two months.