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#followcreative | Vivere il Municipio Roma 6

Category : #follow + #followcreative + ⚐ IT + urbanismo

Oggi vi presentiamo una straordinaria iniziativa che sta creando nuove opportunità per migliorare attività sociali e reti di collaborazione in un municipio della Capitale. Si tratta del progetto “Vivere il Municipio Roma 6”, basato su una mappa interattiva online, che nasce con l’obiettivo di far conoscere e mettere in rete associazioni, attività commerciali, realtà produttive ed artistiche, attività legate al benessere, all’enogastronomia e all’ospitalità, luoghi d’interesse presenti nel Municipio Roma 6. La costruzione comune di questa mappa vuole stimolare la partecipazione degli abitanti al fine di condividere le risorse creative, socio-economiche, storico-culturali, naturalistiche ed archeologiche del territorio anche al di là dei suoi confini. Questo spazio collaborativo permette di scambiare varie informazioni ed esperienze, caricare foto e video e si configura come un geoblog, capace di creare conoscenza, collaborazione ed attivismo locale.

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Category : ⚐ IT + ecosistema urbano

Ecosistema Urbano é stato invitato a coordinare un laboratorio (FESTARCH-LAB) all’interno del Festival Internazionale di Architettura, diretto da Stefano Boeri, FESTARCH 2011 ( che si svolgerà in diverse località dell’Umbria (Terni, Perugia e Assisi) dal 26 maggio al 5 giugno 2011.

Il laboratorio che coordineremo si incentrerà sulla  sperimentazione della complessità urbana attraverso l’interazione con la città ed i suoi cittadini. Allo stesso tempo affronteremo possibili soluzioni  creative e partecipative alle varie situazioni della realtà urbana contemporanea.

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URBACT | From macro to micro-urbanism

Category : ⚐ EN + urbact + urbanism

Any analysis of today’s reality of European or Spanish cities and their current urban trends will entail placing them in a context of crisis that globally implies, among other structural issues to be taken into account: climate change –with unforeseeable characteristics and demanding modifications to be made to energy and consumption models- or the enormous concerns for the collapse of world economy and the crisis of financial systems and their direct or indirect impact on urban ways of life. This very complex moment forces us to be more conscious of our limits and announces the end of an era of apparent safety and the beginning of another that ranges between the unforeseen and the uncertain.

The current crisis is particularly serious in Spain due to the economic model of preceding years, strongly based on building construction and exploitation of resources, in particular the resource of land. In this context of required change it is necessary to try to focus on a fixed reference point or frame where the basic axis for urban interventions can be set. The current scenario is a complex one, there are few certainties and time and processes are key characters. However, this crisis, like any other crisis, is not only useful for correcting trends but mainly for detecting opportunities. A time of large changes and few certainties is probably when the greatest demand for creativity, innovation and prospecting for opportunities for the future should occur, as well as when time should be taken for thinking before acting, making the most of a moment of lesser economic acceleration.

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Category : ⚐ ES + arquitectura + ecosistema urbano


Ecosistema Urbano ha sido invitado a dirigir un taller (FESTARCH-LAB) dentro del evento internacional de arquitectura, comisariado por Stefano Boeri,
FESTARCH 2011 ( que tendrá lugar en varias localidades de la región italiana de Umbria (Terni, Perugia y Assisi) entre el 26 de mayo y el 5 de junio de 2011.

El taller que dirigiremos estará enfocado experimentar la complejidad urbana mientras interactuamos con la ciudad y sus ciudadanos. Al mismo tiempo intentaremos aproximarnos a posibles soluciones creativas y participativas para distintas situaciones de la realidad urbana contemporánea.

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II concurso de cortos ‘reciclajes urbanos’

Category : ⚐ ES + reutilización + sostenibilidad

Concurso organizado desde el proyecto de investigación re:U (Reciclajes urbanos: recualificación del tejido residencial para un desarrollo sostenible), dirigido por la arquitecta Elisa Valero desde la Universidad de Granada, y financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, VI Plan Nacional de I+D+i 2008-2011.

El proyecto incluye un equipo de investigadores de distintas universidades españolas (Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Granada) que estudia la viabilidad del reciclaje de la ciudad ya construida, el suelo ya ocupado y las redes socioculturales existentes, como alternativa frente a la demolición y la ocupación sistemática del territorio, con el consecuente desraizamiento de sus habitantes.

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URBACT | The city of our dreams

Category : ⚐ EN + creativity + urbact

Chaos unceasingly invents lives never imagined
Boris Cyrulnik

Let’s accept the crisis. Personally, I accept it convinced that it has an important systemic character and that it urges us to act because we are still far from seeing signs of the crisis bottoming out.

As a society, we have neglected all the signs that forecasted the collapse of the economic system for decades, and we have insisted in pursuing till the end a development model that, besides being deeply unfair and unbalanced, has shown itself to be exquisitely hypocritical, in particular for those of us who have tasted it to a greater extent.

The population of the so called developed countries have placidly flown with the tide of the promise of individual happiness, of the illusion of personal fulfilment, of the glare of the American dream….

The blindness caused by the flashes of the consumer society has driven us to an individualized existence, to the point that we have forgotten every social or environmental compromise with our environment. Meanwhile, we were begging to establish economic links with external powers we don’t even know, nor understand, and, of course we don’t control. These links have made us accomplices of this human devastation and environmental pillaging our mortgaged planet is suffering.

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Category : ⚐ FR + nouvelles technologies + urbanisme

Aujourd’hui nous avons le plaisir de partager avec nos lecteurs un travail sur les VILLES 2.0 de l’architecte-urbaniste Concetta Sangrigoli (agence Oikos).

Voici un petit résumé de l’article titré “CONSTRUIS TA VILLE TOI-MÊME!” que vous pouvez trouver en version intégrale ci-dessous où bien directement sur scribd:

La ville de demain existe déjà, mais par petits morceaux épars. D’expériences pilotes en tentatives avant-gardistes, en France et ailleurs – et surtout ailleurs ! – se dresse le portrait-robot de l’urbanité du xxie siècle : conviviale, familiale
et participative. Elle ne nécessite pas tant des moyens supplémentaires qu’un état d’esprit ouvert et sans tabou. Les nouvelles technologies, si l’on sait s’en emparer, peuvent transformer nos villes en îlots de bien-être collectif, loin des mégalopoles déshumanisées que la sciencefiction aime à nous jeter à la figure. À partir de la simple observation du réel, imaginons ensemble de quoi notre avenir proche pourrait être fait. À condition de ne pas laisser une question supposée technique aux mains des seuls techniciens !

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Buckminster Fuller Institute assesses our work at Ecosistema Urbano. [The Buckminster Fuller Challenge]

Category : competitions + ecosistema urbano + urban social design

As a current semi finalist for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge award, Ecosistema Urbano is proud to share the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s Summary Assessment with our readers. We are always excited to read that others believe in the potential of our work to inspire and engage architects and residents to become active agents of change. You can find Ecosistema Urbanos complete Semi-Finalist profile here

Ecosistema Urbano is an architectural firm located in Madrid, Spain led by Belinda Tato (@belindatato), Jose Luis Vallejo (@jlvmateo), Michael Moradiellos (@terapiasurbanas) and Domenico Di Siena (@urbanohumano). The core of their proposal centers on contributing to an emergent practice of urbanism that responds more fluidly to the nature of contemporary urban problems. “Creative Urban Sustainability” is the theoretical framework that scaffolds their endeavors, which include built prototypes, an online platform for citizens to engage with their cities and Web 2.0 tools for design practitioners to engage with each other. The idea is simple: combine innovation, creativity and action to generate urban solutions.

Three projects they recently launched highlight their approach. The first is the Plaza Ecopolis pilot, a demonstration site focused on water issues and on transforming local cultural norms. It features a macrophyte water treatment system integrated into a complex of buildings (including a kindergarten) built around a plaza. The second is the What If Cities web platform that asks citizens to imagine what their cities could do and be. Anyone can download it as open-source software and modify it for his/her town/city. It is currently being used in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The third is a blog and TV station they launched as a solution generator and mode of exchange for fellow design practitioners.

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Ecosistema Urbano in Hamar

Category : ⚐ EN + competitions + work in progress

We are glad to report you that Ecosistema Urbano’s principals Belinda Tato and José Luis Vallejo visited Hamar last week to present the ONETHOUSANDSQUARE project to the city’s politicians.

Work on the project has not yet begun and another article was published in the local newspaper, supporting it in the name of democracy – “Invitasjon til demokrati” (invitation to democracy) was last week’s title in Hamar Dagblad, a local newspaper.
I think the Spanish project is exciting, especially because it invites us to participate in a democratic process’ says Brox Haugen (..) Today the square is large, sloping, gray and noisy. We, the local residents, must find out, preferably together, how we can make it more inviting.’”.

Please see bellow for the complete article (in Norwegian). For more information about the project please visit the website ONETHOUSANDSQUARE.

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URBACT | Del macro al micro-urbanismo

Category : ⚐ ES + urbact + urbanismo

Cualquier análisis del presente de las ciudades europeas o españolas y sus tendencias urbanas actuales pasa por situar a éstas en un contexto de crisis que implica globalmente, entre otras cuestiones estructurales a tener en cuenta, el cambio climático de características impredecibles y que exige modificaciones en los modelos energéticos y de consumo, o a la enorme preocupación por el hundimiento de la economía mundial y la crisis de los sistemas financieros y sus consecuencias directas o indirectas sobre los modos de vida urbanos. Este es un momento de gran complejidad que nos hace ser más conscientes de nuestras limitaciones y que anuncia el fin de una etapa de aparente seguridad y el comienzo de otra que se mueve entre lo imprevisible y la incertidumbre.

La crisis es especialmente grave en España debido al modelo económico de años atrás basado en buena medida en la edificación y en la explotación de recursos, especialmente del recurso suelo. Es difícil en este contexto de cambio necesario de rumbo tratar de enfocar algún punto fijo o marco de referencia donde situar un eje básico de cualquier actuación urbana. El escenario que se plantea es muy complejo en donde no hay demasiadas certidumbres y en donde el tiempo y los procesos cobran un especial protagonismo. No obstante esta crisis, como cualquier otra, sirve no sólo para corregir tendencias sino sobre todo para detectar oportunidades. En un momento de grandes cambios y pocas certezas probablemente es cuando se debe producir una mayor demanda de creatividad, innovación y de prospección futura y de anteponer la reflexión a la acción en unos tiempos menos acelerados.