Architecture of ConnectionUrban Conference
Design Solutions to Urban Loneliness
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Integrate, mix, open up, share, facilitate intergenerational relations, generate connectivity, create opportunities and sense of purpose would be the keywords defining the featured projects. Ranging from competitions proposals to recently built or ongoing projects and from small, acupunctural solutions to city-scale initiatives, these projects will expose the diversity of possible approaches, but also the importance of combining the designers’ out-of-the-box thinking with their ability to connect various urban actors in order to make things happen.
Omer Kanipak, Istanbul- and London-based architecture photographer and author, and Orhan Kolukisa, Istanbul-based architect and photographer, will do a visual introduction, highlighting cultural differences in dealing with loneliness. Photo-essay that compares the use of public spaces in the two capitals.
Anna Yudina will expose the multiple facets of urban disconnect and how they are addressed in cities across France. Case studies include a social housing block in Lille shaped around a string of shared multi-use spaces that encourage interaction between
Olga Ioannou (Greece), principal at Ioannou-Karvelas architects and urban design lecturer at the National Technical University of Athens, will share her experience with bringing change to Elaionas, a post-industrial area in Athens, Greece, which became home to marginalised social groups and illegal activities and presented a massive challenge for those attempting to regenerate it.
Stefanie Heublein from Goethe Institute Prague will introduce Shared Cities: Creative Momentum, an initiative that has brought together 11
Peter van Asche (Netherlands), Bureau SLA. BloemkoolburenBond and Contemporary
Presentation of a draft-Manifesto on how architects can contribute to an Architecture of Connectedness, based on the case studies of this evening, and
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