Festival of Transitional Architecture

art & political installations

PARTICIPATORY URBAN REENGINEERING

In collaboration with FESTIVAL OF TRANSITIONAL ARCHITECTURE, Studio Christchurch & Physics Room. FESTA. City Up // New Zealand 2014

The aim is to create a complex object with the ability to be reprogrammed according to citizens consensus, a building in constant consultation, and by repeating this kind of infrastructure in the existing voids generating a system of public space collectively managed, conforming transitional and contingency action plans for territorial reorganization. Identifying and reforming the usage dynamics of contemporary cities induced by such extreme situations. It includes mutations, hybrids, and other adaptation processes as occupational strategies that will develop displacement patterns, mobility and social behavior. It will center upon proposing programmatic and operative mechanisms that enable the reactivation of segments, landscapes, and urban infrastructures, and counteract deterioration and degeneration of metropolitan territories.

  • Elam School of Fine Arts International Artist In Residence At The University of Auckland 2014

The project is build on a 5 years plan based on instant actions, through public devices deployed in the city to activate the voids left by the catastrophe, this configures the 1st phase of the plan; 2nd phase consist on he reorganization of these devices into HUBS, infrastructure; which will conform cooperative working nets of permanent consultation, reflecting the demands of a post catastrophe society. The 3rd phase consist on the evolution of these HUBS generating a proposal for a new urban cartography for the democratization of the urban soil. This conception of an urban plan establish and alternative for the cultural activities and production of formative pedagogies which provide the active life of every city and implements new protocols of citizen participation.