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On Cities Workshop by the Norman Foster Foundation

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Norman Foster Foundation On Cities Workshop

Belinda Tato and José Luis Vallejo will be participating in the On Cities Workshop, organised by the Norman Foster Foundation, which will take place this week (18 to 22 June 2018) in Madrid. The workshop will focus on Autonomous Innovative Communities, selecting a district in Madrid as a case-study for a research project that will be developed throughout the week. The On Cities Workshop will include seminars, lectures, one-to-one tutoring and urban architectural tours to learn more about the context of Madrid and it’s districts. During the course of the workshops, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the Norman Foster Foundation’s archive and research projects.

Can each community locally produce all of the energy, food, and clean water needed for basic living—requiring no centralised infrastructure? Can humans transition from ownership to sharing, while living and working in compact, agile, supportive environments? This workshop explores the premise that emerging urban innovations can dramatically reduce resources consumed by cities while simultaneously creating more livable, entrepreneurial communities.

‘We are living in an era of extreme urbanisation and rapid global warming’, states workshop mentor Kent Larson. ‘The challenges of both call for more than mere incremental adjustments.’

After reviewing applications submitted by hundreds of candidates from around the world, the selection committee awarded ten scholarships to students from the following universities and institutions: American University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, United States; London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile; Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark; Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft, the Netherlands; Tongji University, Shanghai, China; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

These ten students will engage with a group of specialists through a series of seminars and lectures culminating in a five day workshop led by the Atelier mentor, Kent Larson, Director of MIT Media Lab City Science Group and Initiative, and his team. Nicholas Negroponte, Co-Founder and former Director of MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, United States will act as the Chief Advisor of the workshop tutoring the students through the research process.

The Academic Body spans a wide range of practitioners working in different fields interrelated with the City, including: Beatriz Colomina, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, United States; Luis Cueto, General Coordinator for the Mayor in Madrid, Madrid City Hall, Madrid, Spain; Anupama Kundoo, Principal, Anupama Kundoo Architects, Madrid, Spain/Auroville, India; Winy Maas, Co-Founder and Director of MVRDV and Director of the Why Factory, Delft, the Netherlands; Tim Stonor, Managing Director of Space Syntax, London, United Kingdom; Leonor Tarrasón, Director of Environmental Solutions, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Oslo, Norway; Belinda Tato and José Luis Vallejo, Founders and Directors of Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid, Spain/Miami, United States.

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Ecosistema Urbano en el Congreso “Menos arquitectura, más ciudad”

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V Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura y Sociedad "Menos arquitectura, más ciudad"

Belinda Tato participará mañana jueves 14 de junio en el congreso “Menos arquitectura, más ciudad” en Pamplona, en el que también participan con ponencias Eduardo Mendoza, Leonardo Padura, Manuela Carmena, Joan Clos, Iwan Baan, Dominique Perrault, Farshid Moussavi, Salvador Rueda, Deyan Sudjic, Jan Gehl y Jaime Lerner. De la presentación del congreso:

Con esta quinta edición del congreso Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura y Sociedad se inicia un nuevo ciclo centrado en la ciudad. La sesión inaugural correrá a cargo de escritores que examinarán la ciudad como un ámbito de libertad, introduciendo los dilemas del gobierno municipal que centran la segunda sesión, encomendada a alcaldes de grandes ciudades, cerrándose este primer día con una sesión que enfrentará las visiones urbanas de un fotógrafo y un arquitecto. El segundo día del congreso se abrirá con una sesión donde arquitectas en ejercicio presentarán su obra desde una óptica urbana, para seguir con personalidades destacadas de la teoría y la crítica que han prestado en su trabajo atención a la ecología política de la ciudad, cerrándose el evento con una reflexión sobre la movilidad sostenible y el futuro de la ciudad, que será abordada por protagonistas de la transformación urbana contemporánea.

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