viernes, 8 de febrero de 2013

Week picks #14


Threshold is a pop up architecture and built environment centre demonstrating how architects and associated creative professionals can adapt, reuse, transform and re-invent the spaces around us, presenting an exhibition and programme of public events on the theme of inhabiting un[der]-used space(s).
It will be curated to include work and activity inspired by the theme from the architectural and creative communities of Brighton and Hove and Sussex and will be open to the public daily within the Love Architecture festival. The programme will include site-specific installations, exhibitions, workshops, film, talks and events.
Threshold will be based the car park of myhotel, Brighton, and is lead by RIBA Sussex Branch with a:b:i:r architects Chalk Architecture, architectural photographer Jim Stephenson and arts consultant and curator Cara Courage.


The Spontaneous City International (SPcitI) works on the central question of
how to strengthen the relationship between citizens and their city
SPcitI attempts to achieve from local understanding how small scale, user-defined developments can be realized without clashing with the actual planning systems  (e.g. fixed master plans, ready-made city extensions, gated communities, overly restrictive land use regulations, smart cities). Thus it introduces a new practice and looks for local commitment in collective development strategies.  It is a reaction to today’s conditions: the duality and discrepancies between local-specific and worldwide trends, the new geopolitical and economic evolutions have clearly shown that the current practices are not wholly reliable in the long term.


OUTR is a research laboratory in the School of Architecture + Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. We explore design as an agent of understanding and responding to challenges of a rapidly changing complex world through live projects in collaboration with a range of industry and government stakeholders.

Week picks series features every Friday some initiatives and projects I found or want to highlight on this blog. It will help me to track new findings from community groups, startups or local governments working and delivering solutions relevant to the issues of this blog. I often bookmark them or save them on Tumblr while I wait to use them. Maybe this a good way.

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