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

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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.

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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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de vuelta de la Biennale de Venecia

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Vicente Guallart comparte con nosotros su visita a la Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia.

La 12 Bienal de Arquitectura llega a su fin. Un  grupo internacional de estudiantes del Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña la ha visitado recientemente  recorriendo los diversos pabellones y conociendo entre otros a los diversos proyectos de los equipos españoles participantes, que han tenido una presencia destacada.

Hace dos años, el IAAC produjo una instalación para el Arsenale bajo el titulo Hyperhabitat, en la que se investigaban las interacciones entre  nodos de habitabilidad (viviendas, edificios, barrios, ciudades, países)  desde lo local a lo global. Por ello, decidimos que mas que diseñar una instalación y hacerla fabricar en cualquier lugar del mundo (en una gran fábrica global), invertiríamos en una maquina de corte laser de gran formato, para poder  fabricar nuestra instalación en nuestra nave del 22@ de Barcelona.

Esa misma máquina es la que meses más tarde nos permitió construir la Fab Lab House, para participar en el , y por la que volvemos a estar en Venecia, esta vez en el Pabellón Español. continue reading

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Eco!lup en el Pabellon de Uruguay a la Bienal de Venecia

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Eco!lup es un proceso de larga duración en torno al tema de la producción de residuos en las ciudades, especialmente involucrado con las personas que se dedican a la clasificación de los materiales reciclables.

Eco!lup proviene de un pensamiento ecologizado a partir de practicas ecosoficas que desean provocar la construcción de un nuevo paradigma de habitabilidad en las ciudades. continue reading

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[ecosistema urbano] at the "Biennale di Venezia"

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[ecosistema urbano] has been invited to the Biennale. We are participating with two installations entitled “TEN THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THE CITY”.

The first one is at the Italian Pavilion, it consists of a mural in which we show these 10 principles associated to different projects and actions of [ecosistema urbano]. We have used anaglyph techniques to allow the public to expirience the installation in different ways.

The second one is an audio installation. In it we mix sounds from the city with our own voices, discusing these ten concepts. It makes part of the Novissimo events. continue reading

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[ecosistema urbano] en la Biennale di Venezia

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Ayer se inauguró en Venezia la Bienal de Arquitectura, a la cual [ecosistema urbano] ha sido invitado por partida doble:

Por una parte, participamos en el Pabellón de Italia, en la exposición Experimental Architecture (en la foto y animación vemos el montaje de nuestra propuesta). continue reading

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The Morning Line anti-pavilion launched at 3rd International Biennale of Seville

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The Morning Line
Matthew Ritchie in collaboration with Aranda/Lasch and Arup AGU
Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
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