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Conferencia “Ciudad open source” | Ecosistema Urbano y Zuloark en Valencia

Category: cultura abierta+eventos+noticias+⚐ ES

Ilustración por Jonathan Reyes y Mar Albiol de Carpe Via

Ilustración por Jonathan Reyes y Mar Albiol de Carpe Via

Este jueves 20 de febrero Ecosistema Urbano estará junto a Zuloark en el Aula Magna de la ETSA de Valencia para contar, respectivamente, dos proyectos que abordan prácticamente el mismo asunto desde perspectivas, contextos, medios y formas de trabajar bastante diferentes: dreamhamar y El Campo de Cebada.

Como nos comentaban desde el colectivo Carpe Via, que colabora en su organización, esta jornada se debatirá en torno al inspirador aunque todavía poco definido concepto de urbanismo open source, así como sobre el nuevo papel del arquitecto en los procesos de creación y transformación colectiva que están adquiriendo cada vez mayor importancia. Se planteará el necesario cambio de actitud desde la arquitectura para abordar este tipo de procesos, y su profesionalización e incorporación a la figura tradicional del arquitecto  o urbanista.

Estamos deseando unirnos al prometedor debate con nuestras propias experiencias y reflexiones.

El evento se podrá seguir en streaming desde www.upv.es/endirecto/arq

Fecha y hora: 20/02/2014 | 12.30 h
Lugar: Aula Magna | ETSA – UPV
Convocatoria: cultura.arq.upv.es

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dreamhamar, seleccionado finalista en la Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Category: ecosistema urbano+urban social design+⚐ ES

dreamhamar

El proyecto dreamhamar, un proceso de network design para el rediseño de la plaza principal de Hamar, Noruega, ha sido seleccionado entre los 27 proyectos finalistas de la XII edición de la Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.

dreamhamar - public lunch in the square

En breve publicaremos un post más detallado sobre este proyecto, que se echa en falta en el blog, y estamos trabajando en un formato de publicación más extenso y cuidado, que esperamos poder presentaros muy pronto. Mientras tanto, si tenéis curiosidad, os animamos a revisar el material que hemos ido produciendo sobre la marcha:

La enorme web del proyecto, dreamhamar.org, llena de contenidos generados por nosotros y, lo que es mejor, por los propios participantes del proceso.

La galería de excelentes imágenes captadas por Christoffer H. Nilsen (nuestro colaborador local en Hamar) y el fotógrafo Emilio P. Doiztua.

Las grabaciones de las sesiones de vídeo en directo que fuimos haciendo cada lunes con la idea de contar de forma cercana y directa nuestras impresiones y vivencias como equipo de trabajo.

Algunos posts relacionados con el proyecto ya publicados anteriormente en este mismo blog.

Si queréis ver los proyectos premiados y los demás seleccionados en la BEAU XII, podéis hacerlo en la página oficial: www.bienalarquitectura.es

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REaction workshop in Paris : Diseño paramétrico y Smart Cities

Category: city+ciudad+diseño+eventos+events+new technologies+news+noticias+nuevas tecnologías+parametric+⚐ EN+⚐ ES

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Importing Architecture | Photos from the exhibition in Oslo

Category: architecture+ecosistema urbano+events+urbanism+⚐ EN

Arkitektur Import - entrance

Today we are sharing with you some pictures of the impressive exhibition Importing Architecture which is on right now at the Nasjonalmuseet (National Museum for Art and Architecture) in Oslo.

We had the pleasure to be included in the selection and it was a great opportunity to attend the opening last November and get a chance to know more about the different projects which are under construction or have been just finished as well as the international offices who are behind them.

Åpning Arkitekturimport - exhibition opening

Åpning Arkitekturimport - exhibition opening

The exhibition raises the question of Norwegian identity in architecture and how ‘imported architects’ respond to it:

Are foreign architects reinforcing the trend toward a type of globalization that is dissolving national and cultural differences? Or are they even more concerned with formulating a Nordic or Norwegian identity than their Norwegian counterparts? Is it possible for an architect to create exceptional architecture in Norway without first-hand experience of Norwegian society, building traditions, climate or the natural environment? Or on the contrary, do foreign architects bring new ideas and ways of thinking that enrich the quality of Norwegian architecture?

Arkitektur Import - general view

Our installation is located by the ramp at the entrance of the exhibition. We tried to take advantage of the windows to display images of the Dreamhamar project, along with four screens showing videos from the process. The physical-digital scale model of Stortorget (Main Square) was also brought from Hamar and installed on top of a vinyl that covers the floor resembling the pattern painted by Boamistura on the asphalt of the real square.

Arkitektur Import - windows

Arkitektur Import - general view

Arkitektur Import - looking towards the entrance

If you are in Oslo sometime between now and April, don’t miss it!

Photographers: Andreas Harvik and Børre Høstland.
Related post: Importing architecture | Exhibition in Oslo 

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Importing Architecture | Exhibition in Oslo

Category: architecture+ecosistema urbano+events+news+⚐ EN

Arkitekturimport

Today, Thursday Nov. 22nd is the official opening of the exhibition Importing Architecture at the NasjonalMuseet of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. The exhibition will be open to the public from tomorrow until April 2013.

Ecosistema Urbano team is pleased to be part of this exhibition with Dreamhamar project, a collective dream to redesign Hamar’s main public space, Stortorget. Other architecture offices included in the selection are: Steven Holl, MVDRV, Peter Zumthor, Renzo Piano, Vandkunsten, JDS, etc…

Here is the introduction by the curator of the exhibition, Eva Elisabeth Madshus:

An increasing number of foreign architects are winning competitions or receiving commissions in Norway. The exhibition takes up this relatively new and interesting development, which is primarily due to the introduction of the EU directive on competitions and more building activity in Norway than the rest of Europe.

This exhibition presents a selection of foreign architectural firms with projects in Norway. It also provides the basis for examining what this increasing internationalization means for Norwegian architecture’s identity and quality.

– Are foreign architects reinforcing the trend toward a type of globalization that is dissolving national and cultural differences? Or are they even more concerned with formulating a Nordic or Norwegian identity than their Norwegian counterparts?

– Is it possible for an architect to create exceptional architecture in Norway without firsthand experience of Norwegian society, building traditions, climate or the natural environment? Or on the contrary, do foreign architects bring new ideas and ways of thinking that enrich the quality of Norwegian architecture?

– Do the EU’s competition regulations, with their criteria for participation and ranking, ensure that the best architectural projects win? Or are foreign architects displacing their Norwegian counterparts in today’s highly competitive building market?

Debate about foreign influences on architecture is not entirely new. Craftsmen from the continent were involved in building Norwegian mediaeval churches, and after the dissolution of the union in 1814 the country’s new institutions were by and large designed by Danish and German architects. But since the beginning of the 1900s, once architecture was an established course of study at NTH (Norwegian Institute of Technology; today the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim), Norwegian architects have been responsible for the vast majority of building works in the country. It was not until the EU competition regulations were adopted in 1994 that foreign architects began to make inroads in the Norwegian market, and the trend has been sustained by the country’s strong oil-driven economy and numerous public sector building projects. In 2012 the results of these factors are striking: a dozen public building projects designed by foreign architects are either in preparation, under construction, or completed.

The architects included in this exhibition are consummate professionals. Their projects reflect exceptional quality at every stage – planning, design, choice of materials, execution – and many of them will become important sources of inspiration. Norwegian architecture is well served by intensified international competition. Every good architect can acquire competence about the particular context that a building project is always a part of, regardless of national origin. Thus, increasing globalization need not lead to uniformity in architecture.

More info about the exhibition: Oslo Nasjonalmuseet
Photos and details of the projects: Nasjonalmuseet at MyNewsDesk

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Dreamhamar + Den Kulturelle Skolesekken | Education, culture and ideas

Category: dreamhamar+ecosistema urbano+events+network design+⚐ EN

The Cultural Rucksack (Den Kulturelle Skolesekken) is a Norwegian national programme for art and culture provided by professionals in Norwegian schools. The programme helps school pupils to become acquainted with all kinds of professional art and cultural expressions. Last year Hamar Kommune decide to connect it with the project Dreamhamar which was at that point under development. This meant that 1292 students from different local schools joined dreamhamar providing their own ideas for the square Stortorget.

Kids drawings Cultural Rucksack 2011 - click to enlarge

Kids drawings Cultural Rucksack 2011 - click to enlarge

From fountains to hot dogs, from ice skating rinks to dancing contests, all sort of ideas emerged through the process and some of them made it through influencing the final design.

This year, again, the Kommune joined Den Kulturelle Skolesekken with Dreamhamar and our colleague Liz Eva Tollefsen is working on site, sharing with a new group of students the whole creative process as well as the final design we delivered last July.

Liz Eva Tøllefsen presenting the Cultural Rucksack

Liz Eva Tøllefsen presenting the Cultural Rucksack

We are really looking forward to see this year’s ideas and we hope kids get interested on urban landscape and design.

If you are curious about last year’s activities, you can check our Flickr galleries, featuring a small selection of the more than 1000 drawings and models we collected:

Drawings from Cultural Rucksack.
Models from Cultural Rucksack
More photos from Cultural Rucksack

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Dream Your City | Ecosistema Urbano at Venice Biennale of Architecture 2012

Category: design+dreamhamar+ecosistema urbano+events+network design+social toolbox+urban social design+⚐ EN

Dream Your City - Ecosistema Urbano at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2012

Dream Your City - Ecosistema Urbano at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2012

Dream Your City - Ecosistema Urbano at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2012

From past August 27th to November 25th, the Venice Biennale of Architecture, titled “Common Ground”, is open to visitors; and so is SpainLab, the Spanish pavilion, in which we were invited to take part for this edition.

The curators Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa proposed us to show the way we work, according to the “lab” approach of the pavilion. We decided to do this with a single project, Dreamhamar, which incorporates many of the concepts, objectives and means that Ecosistema Urbano has been working on and is currently experimenting with: urban development, advocacy, citizen participation, workshops, digital tools, design, open culture, network learning, urban actions, network design…

We understand the role of the architect and urban planner is undergoing a huge transformation according to the new needs of contemporary society. This forces us to redevelop a whole “set of tools” to be able to meet these new needs and challenges. Under the title of DREAM YOUR CITY we explain these new tools or methods we are dealing with and the way we think network design can be applied to socially engaged designs for the creation of city spaces. This 90 seconds movie illustrates how we understand network design and how we specifically implemented it in Hamar or how it could be applied somewhere else.


Video by ecosistema urbano + forma.co

Considering the ephemeral nature of the exhibition, we chose to make it a simple, lightweight installation, consistent with the way we are used to work in this kind of projects: trying to get the most out of minimal resources and low-cost means. Almost all materials needed for the installation were taken to Venice by ourselves, as checked-in luggage.

The paint that covers the floor and the walls, made by urban artists Boamistura, transforms the perception and character of the space with a single intervention, bringing to the hall the look and feel of the previous PaintHamar urban action in Stortorget, the main square of Hamar. The natural light, the seats integrated on the floor and the trampoline all recall that outdoor public space and invite visitors to occupy it with their minds and bodies.

Seven small screens show videos telling different aspects of the network design process we deployed in Hamar, giving the visitor some brief glimpses of the variety and complexity of the project without trying to explain it thoroughly –which will be done soon in a more suitable format.

A series of real-scale pictures of various day-to-day objects that were used during Dreamhamar, some of them being physically on display, show the variety of work/life situations that the team had to cope with while working in this project both remotely from Madrid and locally in Norway. From the more disciplinary tools to objects related to social life or cultural events, they evoke the changing role of the urban professional.

Here are some quick photos we shot during the process, taken from the Flickr gallery.

Created with flickr slideshow.
We invite you to visit the installation, have some fun jumping on the trampoline and imagining you are in Stortorget, and share your thoughts –and your photos!– with us on Twitter, Facebook or just down here in the comments.

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Ecosistema Urbano lecture in Tromsø

Category: ecosistema urbano+events+news+⚐ EN

Ecosistema Urbano will lecture next Thursday in Tromsø, a city located 1.643 km north from Oslo. The lecture is hosted by the North Norwegian Architects Association and will take place at Drivloftet, starting at 8.30 pm on Thursday,  14th.

I will present Ecosistema Urbano latest works, including dreamhamar, the project we are currently developing for the main public space of Hamar, Norway.

Tromsø in the North

By the way, this is the further north I have ever been to… I guess their summer is different from ours.

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dreamhamar | NLA lecture day 2012 in Gjøvik

Category: news+⚐ EN

Next week Belinda will be sharing our experience around the dreamhamar project at a lecture day in Gjøvik organized by the Norwegian Landscape Architects Association and entitled “Nytt djervt frekt”, which means something like “New bold persistent” in english. Three keywords that describe a certain approach to landscape architecture and urbanism.

There will be two lectures on Friday 23 about dreamhamar:

11:50 – DreamHamar!
By city manager Kari Nilssen and city architect Geir Cock, from the Municipality of Hamar
Main square in Hamar: What happens when a foreign group works with ideas of local citizens? Why is everyone inside the process positive and those who are outside of it, critical?

12:20 – DreamHamar and Ecosistema Urbano
By architect Belinda Tato
How does the bold Spanish company Ecosistema Urbano work?

NLA fagdag 2012 – Program

We hope to meet you there!

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#followcreative | boamistura

Category: #followcreative+colaboraciones+dreamhamar+⚐ ES

De nuevo viernes, día de #followfriday por twitter, y un buen momento para conocer gente o ideas nuevas antes de cerrar otra semana de trabajo. Hoy, dentro de la serie #followcreative, os presentamos un colectivo de jóvenes artistas que nos tienen fascinados desde hace tiempo con su trabajo, y con los que hemos tenido el placer de colaborar recientemente: boamistura.

boamistura

Nacieron como colectivo a finales de 2001 en Madrid, y su trabajo abarca desde las tendencias más evolucionadas del graffiti y la pintura mural en las calles, a la ilustración, el diseño gráfico o la pintura de estudio, todo ello con una enorme variedad de registros y situaciones distintas. El propio nombre —del portugués “buena mezcla”— ilustra la diversidad de puntos de vista y estilos que componen el grupo, formado por artistas procedentes de diferentes campos como la arquitectura, la ingeniería de caminos, las bellas artes y la publicidad, pero con muchas otras cosas en común: la calidad de su trabajo, el compromiso social y cultural que subyace en toda su obra y el amor por el graffiti, el color y la vida. Como dicen ellos: 5 cabezas, 10 manos, un solo corazón.

boamistura

En septiembre de este año tuvimos el privilegio de verles trabajar en directo sobre la plaza Stortorget en Hamar, el primer trabajo que hacían en ese soporte y con esa extensión, y que transformó un aparcamiento en una plaza tras apenas tres días de intenso trabajo sobre 1500 m² de asfalto.

proceso de pintado de Stortorget

proceso de pintado de Stortorget

pintura acabada

Podéis ver más fotos del proceso y el resultado en la galería de Flickr de dreamhamar.

Os invitamos a visitar su impresionante porfolio,  y a seguirles en Facebook y en Twitter.

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Tilbake fra Hamar

Category: dreamhamar+work in progress+⚐ ES

Tras cuatro meses de intenso trabajo en el proyecto dreamhamar en Noruega, la semana pasada los últimos miembros de Ecosistema Urbano desplazados allí para trabajar en directo en el proceso de network design volvimos de Hamar a nuestra oficina en Madrid.

Nieve en Stortorget, Hamar

Dejamos Stortorget, la plaza donde han estado sucediendo todo tipo de cosas desde que llegamos, cubierta con las primeras y tardías nieves del invierno noruego y amenazada por la invasión repentina de los coches, que siempre pugnan por volver. Las últimas reuniones clave, los últimos trámites, el rápido desmantelamiento de lo que durante ese tiempo fue un espacio de trabajo para nosotros y para los ciudadanos de Hamar, y finalmente la entrega de varias llaves y unas cuantas bicicletas. Lo último, apagar la calefacción.

Evento LightHamar

El pasado sábado 3 tenía lugar LightHamar, el último evento de la fase intensiva de participación in situ, con la aspiración de ser sólo el comienzo de otro proceso más lento y más profundo de cambio, de construcción de un espacio público, de un lugar, y de creación de una comunidad abierta capaz de darle vida.

A partir de ahora nos dedicaremos a seguir impulsando ese proceso desde aquí, y a dar respuesta al desafío de recoger, procesar, digerir y comunicar los resultados de varios meses llenos de talleres, acciones urbanas, debates, encuentros, conferencias, eventos, visitas y colaboraciones que han comenzado a convertir el espacio de un aparcamiento en un lugar para la ciudad. Es ahora cuando tenemos que hacer todo aquello que no ha sido posible o pertinente hacer durante el trabajo (a veces muy duro, a veces muy gratificante) en Hamar.

Instalación luminosa interactiva por Uncoded

Mientras nos ocupamos de todo eso, os animamos a revisar con calma todo el material que hemos ido produciendo sobre la marcha:

La enorme web del proyecto, dreamhamar.org, llena de contenidos generados por nosotros y, lo que es mejor, por los propios participantes del proceso.

La galería de excelentes imágenes captadas por Christoffer H. Nilsen (nuestro colaborador local en Hamar) y el fotógrafo Emilio P. Doiztua.

Las grabaciones de las sesiones de vídeo en directo Hamar Experience, que hemos ido haciendo cada lunes con la idea de contar de forma cercana y directa nuestras impresiones y vivencias como equipo de trabajo.

La línea del tiempo, realizada usando Memolane, que aglutina la mayor parte del contenido generado alrededor del proyecto durante este tiempo.

Una vez pasado el revuelo de la vuelta, el arranque de la segunda fase y la urgencia del primer informe que queremos emitir (que ya se han dejado notar en el parón temporal de este blog), iremos publicando aquí más pausadamente los sucesos, impresiones y reflexiones más interesantes del proyecto, así como lo que siga sucediendo en adelante, esta vez en castellano para compensar la gran cantidad de material disponible en inglés y noruego.

Sabemos, por el feedback que hemos estado recibiendo durante este tiempo, que el proyecto genera mucho interés y también bastantes dudas en muchos de vosotros, que hay cosas que atraen vuestra curiosidad y podría ser interesante compartir. Así que, de cara a próximas entradas, os planteamos una sencilla pregunta:

¿Qué (más) os gustaría saber de dreamhamar?

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Network Thinking | investigando nuevas metodologías de diseño y aprendizaje

Category: dreamhamar+investigaciones+LCV+⚐ ES

Sumergidos como estamos en plena recta final de dreamhamar, nos ha parecido interesante recuperar hoy un artículo publicado en mayo por Francesco Cingolani en La Ciudad Viva y que resume algunas de las ideas que venimos manejando en este proyecto desde entonces. Ahora, meses después, hemos podido constatar los aciertos —y las dificultades— de este enfoque, y en unas semanas comenzaremos a publicar nuestras experiencias y conclusiones. Mientras tanto, os dejamos con una pequeña vuelta a los orígenes:

Network design

Creative Network por Amber Case – flickr

“Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein

Llevamos unos meses desarrollando en Ecosistema Urbano un proyecto de educación expandida del cual algunos de vosotros seguramente habréis oído hablar y que, en las últimas semanas, ha generado una serie de reflexiones que queremos compartir con vosotros.

El proyecto en cuestión se llama Urban Social Design Experience (USDE) y hemos presentado la primera sesión (que ha terminado hace poco) en forma de cursos (experiences) que presentan enfoques y líneas de trabajo innovadoras en el campo de la gestión y la cultura urbana.

Hace unas semanas, durante una de las reuniones de desarrollo del proyecto experience, nos dimos cuenta que el concepto de “cursos” se nos quedaba pequeño, porque en realidad lo que estábamos desarrollando era una plataforma de networked-learning.

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Stortorget, ¿una plaza para todos?

Category: dreamhamar+⚐ ES

Hoy os dejamos un artículo de Andrés Walliser (@AndresWalliser) que resume sus impresiones y expectativas alrededor del proyecto dreamhamar, en el participa por invitación de Ecosistema Urbano y que está ya entrando en su recta final. Si quieres conocer un poco más el proyecto, te invitamos a que visites la página de presentación, la línea del tiempo, y a que nos sigas en twitter (@dreamhamar).

Gente en la plaza

Hace unos cinco años estaba yo a punto de comenzar un nuevo proyecto de regeneración de una plaza en el centro histórico de Madrid. Ese verano, durante las vacaciones, me puse a investigar desde la distancia qué estaba sucediendo en ese vecindario. Lo primero que llamó mi atención fue la propuesta de una asociación vecinal de convertir la plaza en una playa. Una playa urbana de arena para disfrutar del verano sin mar de Madrid. Quedé asombrado con la idea y decidí contactar con los arquitectos que estaban ayudando a la asociación y habían diseñado la intervención: eran Ecosistema Urbano.
Ahora ha llegado el turno de la plaza de Stortorget en Hamar, donde Ecosistema Urbano está implementando la metodología del network design para promover y facilitar la participaciónde los residentes junto con otros agentes implicados, incluyendo una comunidad virtual creada a través de Internet desde diferentes lugares del mundo.

People at Stortorget

El proyecto dreamhamar fue inicialmente promovido como un proyecto artístico pero a día de hoy se ha convertido en una de las experiencias participativas más prometedoras de Europa. No obstante, el reto es grande. La participación se hace más compleja cuando los proyectos son grandes y dilatados en el tiempo, pero también son mayores las posibilidades de obtener resultados positivos. No es solo que Stortorget sea un gran espacio público, con un enorme potencial, sino que es también un proceso arriesgado.
El proyecto es una referencia para los residentes de la ciudad y sus alrededores; así como para visitantes de ámbitos mas alejados. Lo que es más, la plaza de Stortorget será una parte visible de la ciudad de Hamar y su carta de presentación para el resto del país. El denominado Network Design (Diseño en Red) es una metodología dinámica que aúna elementos de diferentes disciplinas que toman parte en los procesos de regeneración integral, especialmente en lo que a espacios públicos se refiere: arquitectos, sociólogos, geógrafos, ingenieros, paisajistas, artistas y otros profesionales.

Talleres en el edificio Basarbygningen, frente a la plaza

Hasta ahora los residentes y otros actores han sido los protagonistas, junto con los expertos de diferentes países y contextos profesionales.
Para mí, como uno de ellos, Dreamhamar se esta convirtiendo en un proyecto fascinante, y en un reto personal y profesional.  El taller online que he desarrollados en Octubre —Public Space and People— me ha dado la posibilidad de conocer en detalle el proyecto, la dimensión social del espacio público en Noruega, y lo que es más importante, conocer algunas de las claves sobre las necesidades reales y deseadas que se perciben sobre la plaza. El espacio público, y especialmente aquellos que son similares a la plaza de Stortorget, es inherentemente multidimensional y dinámico. La plaza es o, mejor dicho, ha sido un espacio de centralidad que se ha reinventado. Esta articula las principales calles comerciales de la ciudad con algunos de sus equipamientos mas emblemáticos: la biblioteca, el teatro y el cine en la nueva casa de la cultura que se está construyendo.

Hamar desde las alturas, con Stortorget en el centro

La plaza también es uno de los accesos más atractivos para el alma gemela de Hamar, el lago Mjosa. La plaza, soñada, diseñada y disfrutada por la gente de Hamar será recuperada como lugar: un espacio con sus propios significados, simbolismos e imagen para sus usuarios mas regulares. Este proceso en marcha hará de Stortorget una atractiva referencia para los noruegos como un ejemplo vivo del potencial que tienen los ciudadanos para decidir cómo quieren que sea su ciudad: abierta, inclusiva y accesible en las que un montón de cosas pueden pasar: disfrutar, encontrarse, trabajar, aprender, jugar, leer, enamorarse o simplemente pasar por delante. Los usos y las percepciones en los espacios públicos están en un cambio permanente. En nuestro caso la gente que los usa y los gestores del espacio deben estar preparados para desarrollar las nuevas oportunidades que la plaza ofrece y reinventarla como un entorno vivo y estimulante en el que hacer cosas. Un lugar en el que habrá acción sin importar que sean una cálida tarde de verano, o una mañana de domingo fría y helada.

Los niños ya comienzan a jugar en la plaza

El brillante uso que de las nuevas tecnologías  hace Ecosistema Urbano, me ha permitido trabajar en este proyecto , no solo con gente de diferentes partes del mundo, pero también con algunos expertos locales. Geir Cock, arquitecto del Ayuntamiento de Hamar, me ha ayudado a entender los mecanismos de participación de la ciudad, cómo funcionan y algunas de las preferencias de los ciudadanos en la forma de tomar parte en el diseño de la ciudad.
Mocci Ryen ha compartido conmigo su entusiamo por hacer de Stortorget un espacio de inclusión, integración y sueños.

Texto: Andrés Walliser
Fotos: Christoffer H. Nilsen

Este artículo fue originalmente publicado en inglés en la web de dreamhamar y previamente, en noruego, en el periódico local Hamar Arbeiderblad 5.11.2011

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dreamhamar.app | revolucionando Hamar desde la web y el móvil

Category: dreamhamar+social toolbox+⚐ ES

Hoy tenemos el placer de presentaros la primera versión completamente personalizada de Whatif, una de nuestras aplicaciones digitales participativas: dreamhamar.app.

[ View the original presentation post in english ]

Hace unos meses nos pusimos el reto de adaptarla enteramente al projecto dreamhamar: tradujimos la interfaz, modificamos gran parte del aspecto gráfico y cambiamos los textos y categorías para adaptarlos al proyecto de Noruega.

Web version

¿Por qué una aplicación para Hamar?

El proyecto dreamhamar es una experimentación práctica del Network Design en la que cualquier persona, arquitecto o no, tiene desde el principio varias maneras de participar, tanto localmente como desde la distancia: asistir a los talleres y conferencias, trabajar en su propia propuesta para Stortorget como proyecto académico, seguir las sesiones de Hamar Experience cada lunes a las 18h, visitar la exposición y nuestra oficina en el Physical Lab, o dejarse caer por allí y compartir sus impresiones e ideas con nosotros.

Con esta intuitiva aplicación estamos añadiendo un nuevo nivel de participación: permitir que gente de Hamar o cualquier parte del mundo comparta sus pensamientos sobre la ciudad y su plaza mayor, desde la comodidad de su sofá favorito en casa, desde el ordenador de la oficina o desde su propio móvil en plena calle.

Uno de los objetivos de este proceso, que implica un trabajo de diseño en red tanto como la construcción de las redes en sí mismas, es sumergir en el contexto a los profesionales (arquitectos, ingenieros, urbanistas, etc.),  permitiéndoles conocer  las expectativas, costumbres y forma de pensar de la gente alrededor de un proyecto. Esperamos que esta aplicación contribuya a dibujar ese imaginario colectivo de Hamar, y lo que es más importante, a mostrarlo a los propios habitantes de la zona.

La adaptación

Mobile version

A continuación os dejamos un gráfico que explica la relación entre ambas aplicaciones desde el punto de vista de su uso: tras un registro inicial, el usuario puede comenzar a publicar entradas desde su móvil o desde la web independientemente, manteniéndose ambas versiones sincronizadas.How to use it

 

Esperamos que este ejemplo anime a más gente a adaptar estas aplicaciones a sus proyectos, y que con ello vayan ganando en estabilidad, eficacia y nuevas opciones. La construcción colectiva de herramientas y metodologías mejores es uno de nuestros mayores sueños como profesionales, y casi me atrevería a decir que uno de los grandes retos para los arquitectos del siglo XXI.

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Hamar Experience 14 | Do you think a mango plantation on Stortorget is good for the environment?

Category: dreamhamar+events+⚐ EN

As every week, today we are announcing next monday’s Hamar Experience session, which is a live broadcast made by de Ecosistema Urbano team, full with stories and updates about the dreamhamar project. There goes the original text (by Marisa):

Hamar Experience 14 - livestream

dreamhamar is focusing on green an environmental matters these days and that includes Hamar Experience 14. Don’t be surprised at the title, it is one of the many possible and impossible ideas we get for the future Stortorget. What do you think? Are mangos good for the environment?

Send us your ideas and questions to dreamhamar@gmail.com and Belinda will answer them on Hamar Experience 14.

Belinda Tato will talk about the latest activities going on in Stortorget, Hamar, Norway. For instance, on Saturday 22nd there will be an event called greenhamar. From 13h, Naturvernforbundet, Natur og Ungdom, and Hexeringen mushroom gathering group will be offering free home-made local mushroom hot soup, smoothies at a new looking Stortorget square, courtesy of VEA School (Statens fagskole for gartnere og blomsterdekoratører). The weather forecast is 10ºC and a bit cloudy but there is not such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes, as a Hamar neighbour said once.

Join us at our Livestream channel on Monday at 18:00h to have fun with Hamar Experience from your computer!

Meanwhile, you can have a look at the video of the latest session:

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Appstorming: un taller de ecosistema urbano en el IED

Category: ecosistema urbano+talleres+⚐ ES

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Durante esta semana (17-21 octubre) ecosistema urbano dirigirá el taller Appstorming en el Istituto Europeo di Design de Madrid con la participación de José Luis Vallejo (@jlvmateo) y Jaime Eizaguirre (@eiza)

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Hamar Experience 13 | Lets get active and green

Category: events+⚐ EN

As every week, today we are announcing today’s Hamar Experience session, which is a live broadcast made by de Ecosistema Urbano team, full with stories and updates about the dreamhamar project. There goes the original text (by Marisa):

Go green

In this session Belinda Tato will talk about last week ACTIVITIES WORKSHOP. If you have seen the pictures, then you already know that the participants had a great time and really enjoyed themselves. As Creative Guest Elger Blitz said, playing is good for everybody, regardless of their age.

We also have a guest: ENVIRONMENT Community Activator Romy Ortiz, a human geographer from the University of Bergen. She works in the Centre for urban ecology, on environmentally friendly urban development, urban meeting places, and integration issues. This is what she writes about her role:

“Come to the workshop, so we can design a square that is human and environmentally friendly!”

If you don’t feel like surfing dreamhamar.org, this is your best shot at getting the latest news on what’s going on in Stortorget Square!

See you today, on Monday 17th, at 18:00 on dreamhamar.org!

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Hamar Experience 12 | Cultural Rucksack and art in public space

Category: dreamhamar+events+⚐ EN

This evening the energy of the young and the inspiration of the muses make a somewhat different Hamar Experience, but don’t be afraid, for it is what happens when you have so many things to talk about with such nice guests.

Kathrine Berg is a lovely woman and artist who is working with the 1,300 kids from the Cultural Rucksack Project. By the way, the Cultural Rucksack will finish this week and we are looking forward to seeing the results.

Inger Lise works on a different project about art and youth. Whatever she has to say, it is going to be interesting. And yes, we are letting her tell you the details about the project. We think it’s more interesting that way.

And there is more, because next week ACTIVITIES workshops begin and you are going to get a preview on what is going to happen there – What? You haven’t registered yet? It is free, it is fun and you’ll meet interesting people while talking about Hamar. And we might just invite you to coffee and cake, too.

There will also be a surprise for the technology oriented, so don’t forget your smart phone or your tablet pc.

Let the muses and the younsters inspire you this evening at 18:00h on Hamar Experience 12.

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Hamar Experience 11 | Technology workshop

Category: dreamhamar+events+⚐ EN

Last week the TECHNOLOGY workshop took place and Hamar response was even better than expected. We also had a workshop with students from Bergen School of Architecture, who resulted in a free lunch on Stortorget – with a cow as special guest!

On today’s Hamar Experience 11 Belinda Tato will share pictures and anecdotes from the workshop and the free lunch.

And of course, because Hamar is the star of dreamhamar, Belinda will share the spotlight with a citizen who participated on TECHNOLOGY workshop – Morten Fridstrøm. He will tell us about his experience and if the workshop was everything he expected!

Unfortunately, we will not be able to bring the cow to Hamar Experience. Nevertheless, you’ve got a date with the progress of dreamhamar on Monday, at 18:00h on http://www.dreamhamar.org/category/hamar-experience/

See you this evening!

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Dreamhamar network of european workshops: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.

Category: arquitectura+dreamhamar+⚐ EN

Copenhagen 5-9th september 2011

During one week master students and 3rd year students from the Royal Academy of fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen were working around dreamhamar project. The students were mainly from Denmark but there was an important amount of them coming from countries all around the world. There were students from: Australia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Chec Republic,
Island,…
The workshop was lead by the danish professor Frans Derniak and the ecosistema urbano partner Jose Luis Vallejo (@jlvmateo).
The main aim of the workshop was to experience public spaces in Copenhagen by directly acting on them and later extract the learning of the process and comunicate to Hamar citizens involved in the design of the new Stortorget Square.

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Dreamhamar Opening event | From parking lot to colorful creative space

Category: ecosistema urbano+eventos+⚐ EN


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Stortorget, Hamar, 1960s

Last Saturday dreamhamar was officially launched in Hamar. Officially that is, as the project has been already running for already 3 months. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to dreamhamar!

For the past 50 years, the main square of Hamar, Stortorget, has been a parking lot. Alread busy one in the 60′s, as you can see in this picture. This is how things were, until now.  The time has come to say good bye to engines and honks in Stortorget Square.

In December 2013, the construction of the new Stortorget Square will be finished and the square will become public space again. Like back on the day, it will be a public square made of people – rather than cars -, made of the sounds of laughter and distant conversations.

As you may already know, ecosistema urbano is the chosen architecture and urban design firm that will lead the redesigning process of the new square. We decided we didn’t want to wait until to 2013 to enjoy a public space in Hamar, since the city needed it and we needed an outdoor working space for the upcoming workshops where every citizen of Hamar will be able to shape the future of the square. So we set a date: Saturday 17th, September 2011.


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Stortorget 2011. Frank and the bollards. Be careful with your feet!

To celebrate this new beginning for Stortorget, we managed to close the parking lot by simply moving and changing the use of the existing granite bollards, from being the limit of the parking lot, to benches and tables for this temporary public space. As you can see in the picture, we have Frank and his team to thank for this space. It was a simple, but impressive, transformation.

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Stortorget 2011, not a parking lot anymore

A little sunshine is enough to draw people to the square. Now the stone cubes are places to rest, have an ice-cream, jump or talk.


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Boamistura working on the painting design. What will they come up with?

Stortorget was still grey and uninviting. So we called Boa Mistura, an urban art collective from Madrid, to re-interpret the temporary public space.

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Boamistura recreating a pattern based upon Norwegian cultural roots

It took 3 days, 52 hours of work, 120 litters of paints and 10 hands, to transform the space in a cheerful, colorful, stage for creativity and innovation.


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Hurry up, guys! The weatherman forecasted rain!

Starting at 14h, the city of Hamar gathered at Stortorget for the opening event of dreamhamar. At the beginning, no one dared to walk over the new paint, but little by little the space filled with people.

Gry Veronica Engli, a lovely energetic woman who supported the project since the competition phase, presented dreamhamar and invited everyone to participate. Then, the acknowledgements: We thank to Eidvisa Breadbånd, who provides FREE wi-fi to the square! Hamar sentrum who helped us with communication and sound system, MEDIA 1 who supported us with the printing and graphic design, the viking ship for letting us the LED screen and folkehøgskole for letting us use their sound system.

Right after, there was a serie of speeches starting the Mayor, Einar Busterud, and ending with the invited guests.


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The mayor of Hamar, Einar Busterud.

The Mayor had the honour of the opening speech:
These wore some of his words to the citizens of Hamar:
Today we are building the foundation of what the citizens, in a 100 years from now, are going to feel about our main square. In the future, the question will be: - Where were you when Stortorget was redesigned? Then you will have to possible answers: Either you can tell us about your participation, or you can explain why you weren’t there. If you are not participating, don’t complain afterwards. The only certain thing is that the square has to change. So please, come join us for this process. Stand up and be a responsible citizen!”

There were many other speeches (we are planning on publishing them too). When they were over, Gry invited everyone to visit  the dreamhamar office in the basar building - the physical LAB, which was quickly filled with people who were looking at the interactive model, registering for the workshops, reading information about the project. Overall, it was a great sucess as over 60 names were registered!


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The Physical LAB. You are invited to come and visit us!

This is how Stortorget looked after the artistic intervention of Boamistura.

It makes you wanna jump, doesn’t it?

It is amazing what some paint and lots of imagination can do. Get used to experimenting with Stortorget! It has potential!

Those who stayed outside, watched the video introducing the different collaborators of the project. I will leave you with them. As you can see, dreamhamar is in good hands!

Watch dreamhamar collaborators video

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Dreamhamar | A las 14h comienza el proceso de network design, síguelo LIVE!

Category: arquitectura+ecosistema urbano+eventos+⚐ ES

En unos minutos, a las 14:00h comenzará el evento que marca el comienzo del proceso de network design destinado a rediseñar la plaza mayor de Hamar, Stortorget Square.

En el acto participarán el alcalde, artistas locales y representantes de la comunidad, y Boamistura realizará una intervención en la plaza. Se puede ver en directo a través del digital LAB de dreamhamar.org o en la página web del ayuntamiento de Hamar.

Comienzan así 3 meses de workshops, conferencias y otras actividades destinadas a diseñar, de forma colectiva, participativa y transparente, el nuevo centro urbano de Hamar (Noruega).

Si eres creativo y te interesan los temas urbanos, puedes participar en este proceso a través de los online workshops.

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MÁS INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL PROYECTO DREAMHAMAR Y LA METODOLOGÍA DE DISEÑO PARTICIPATIVO NETWORK DESIG EN:

www.dreamhamar.org

 

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POLITECNICO DI MILANO to participate in dreamhamar

Category: dreamhamar+⚐ EN

Yesterday Noa  (@dolceoblio) described in this excellent post – please read it to fully understand network design – the different participation profiles. The great thing about newtwork design is that allows both individuals and collectives to participate. That is why we also invite schools and universities from all over the world to take part into this collective dream to redesign the city center of Hamar.

Today, I am very glad to offically announce that Politecnico di Milano will take part in dreamhamar.

Every year, in architecture school, we use to have a design course where we developed a design for a specific case study…so why not work on Stortorget Square in Hamar? From Ecosistema Urbano we believe there are a lot of talented students and professors out there that could share their ideas about how a 21st century public space should be and how to apply those ideas to Stortorget Square.

Probably, prof. Fabrizio Zanni was thinking something similar when, during the very first session of HAMAR EXPERIENCE put forward – via the chat – the idea of participating into dreamhamar with his students of the course Architectural Design 3 of Politecnico di Milano.

Here are more details from prof. Fabrizio Zanni:

TITLE OF THE COURSE
The contemporary urban public space has been invested in recent decades, by substantial modification processes and trivialization of the form, social use, materials and construction technologies.
It is to reconfigure the role and form of new public urban spaces “hybrid”, built and unbuilt, artificial and “natural”, placed between the soil, underground and above-ground, inserted in the “Core” of the city or lost in urban sprawl .
The overall intention is to move from their typological definition to a more complex phase of materials, equipment, scenery, so you rethink the urban space as a hybrid generating nucleus of a new and more contaminated Forma Urbis.
The laboratory will develop the project of an interesting case of urban public space (built or not), the scale urban master plans, architectural scale to the definition of a sort of his “inner landscape”, with a focus on the use combination of materials and techniques bio-eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable.

Students will develop a series of transformation and revitalization proposals for the square.

I want to add that Fabrizio Zanni and his students will especially focus their work on  TACTICAL URBANISM online workshopsdirected by Ethel Baraona Pohl and Paco Gonzalez. It’s still not confirmed if Politecnico di Milano is taking part into this workshop as a special guest or if they will just develop a special process from the distance. By the way, if you want to participate in dreamhamar too, registration is still open for ONLINE WORKSHOPS to take part on October 2011 (fee reduction until 31st of August 2011)

If you want to have a more precise idea about Prof. Fabrizio Zanni and his Urban Hybridization research program, please visit ecosistemaurbano.org/urbanhybridization or have a look at the presentation below. We did it for the first Urban Hybridization conference in Milan (Domenico Di SienaManu FernandezPaco GonzalezCesar Reyes Najeraand Ethel Baraona PohlFrancesco Cingolani):

URBAN APERTURES >< POROSITY AS A NEW MODEL FOR HYBRID PUBLIC SPACE.

Click here to read it in full screen.

 

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Hamar Experience Without Ads

Category: dreamhamar+internet+⚐ EN

Yesterday’s Hamar Experience was all about Technology. We were lucky to have to exceptional guests, Bjarte Ytre-Arne and his friend Terje Berg. The first will be the community activator of the onsite Technology workshop. As a homage to them, we are going to show you how to skip the ads when watching the Experience (hurray!).

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How to make pizza, network design style

Category: dreamhamar+urban social design+⚐ EN

 

Image by Seth W. (Flickr)
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Sometimes two simple words combine to create a concept difficult to understand, like network design.

Network design is the methodology Ecosistema Urbano is going to apply in the redesigning process of Storget Square, in Hamar. The name of the project is dreamhamar.

It looks like this:

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EU in Hamar | dreamhamar latest news on Hamar Experience

Category: dreamhamar+ecosistema urbano+⚐ EN

Since last Thursday part of Ecosistema Urbano (@ecosistema) is in Hamar for the dreamhamar project.

Belinda Tato and Noa Peer (@belindatato, @dolceoblio) are in Hamar making contacts within Hamar’s social fabric and trying to get as many people involved as possible. Today they will share with us dreamhamar‘s progress on Hamar Experience, at 18:00 (Madrid, Norway time).

There will be five FREE workshops for the Hedmark County residents to participate on. By means of these workshops their ideas will become part of the network design process of dreamhamar.

For those who do not live in Hedmark, the online workshops are the best way to participate in dreamhamar. Registration is open until September 26th.

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TACTICAL URBANISM online workshop | CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Category: dreamhamar+urban social design+⚐ EN



image based on a photo by Paolo Tonon (Flickr)

We have already announced a few days ago a CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS for the online workshop PUBLIC SPACE AND PEOPLE directed by sociologist Andres Walliser and today we want to give you all the details about the second dreamhamar online workshop scheduled for October 2011: we invite students, designers and creatives from all over the world to register for TACTICAL URBANISM, a workshop directed by Ethel Baraona Pohl and Paco Gonzalez.

The workshop focus on network learning and network design applied to a specific case study – the design of a public space: Stortorget Square in Hamar, Norway. Via the workshop, participants will be able to be part of an international network of professionals and talented people. The aim is to develop and share ideas about the design of the square.

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EU collaborators | Gitte Larsen

Category: colaboradores+ecosistema urbano+⚐ EN

Ecosistema urbano is always searching for talented people, but many times it works the other way around and we feel very lucky to be directly contacted by them. Today I want to introduce you to another person who has joined us at ecosistema urbano. We are very pleased with Gitte and with all collaborators that want to join us and share their unique backgrounds, that brings a fresh approach to our work.

 

Here is the profile of Gitte Håhr Larsen:

_BA, Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Denmark. 2007-2010
_Stud.arch MAA at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Denmark. 2010-

gittelarsen.tumblr.com | upcoming website: gittehaahrlarsen.wordpress.com

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launching dreamhamar | LIVE NEXT MONDAY at 6pm

Category: dreamhamar+urbanism+⚐ EN

After few months of intensive work at Ecosistema Urbano, we are pleased to announce the launch of dreamhamar, a network design process around Stortorget square in Hamar, Norway.

Network Design is a process of open and transparent design allowing both local and international contributors to work and propose solutions for the same project. For more information about dreamhamar and network design process you can visit the ABOUT page.

Since one of the main purposes of dreamhamar is to encourage people’s participation in the project, please don’t hesitate to share with us your opinions and ideas by commenting this post or just through the CONTACT page.

One of the tools we will be using to communicate the progress of the project is the HAMAR EXPERIENCE, a weekly video broadcasting in which the Local Lab Team and Ecosistema Urbano will describe the project in progress. We will share reports about activities, challenges encountered during the process along with the every day life of the Local Lab Team. HAMAR EXPERIENCE aims to make the process a shared and learning architecture experience.