PUBLIC SPACE IN EMERGENT CITIES

PUBLIC SPACE IN EMERGENT CITIES: 2 lectures by LUIS PEREA   Session 1. Major challenges of the informal city. The case of Makeni (Sierra Leone) The session puts in context the great challenges of rapid urbanization, aggravated in urban centers of developing countries. As a particular case, we present the project developed in Makeni in…

URBAN ART 1

Art has been part of urban space since the origin of cities and a key element for activation, a provider of new meanings and a faithful reservoir of collective memory. This session presents an overview of the various expressions that public art has had throughout history and especially the new artistic practices that have taken…

THE TERRITORY OF ARCHITECTURE

La conferencia va a tratar de ofrecer pautas de intervención sobre edificios e infraestructuras urbanas cuyo enorme tamaño los convierte tanto en barreras, elementos inaccesibles, como en hitos, a los que es imprescindible acudir. Y tal vez para concluir con algunos casos concretos en que la fractura del edificio, su disolución culta en la ciudad,…

MADRID CENTER PLAN

[MUID]talks: MADRID CENTER PLAN – a lecture by JOSE MARIA EZQUIAGA El espacio público como sistema organizativo, referencia identitaria y elemento mediador entre la ciudad y sus habitantes. El Proyecto Estratégico para el Centro de Madrid (1) realizado por iniciativa del Ayuntamiento de la Capital, ha constituido la oportunidad de ensayar un nuevo enfoque urbanismo…

URBAN MOVEMENT

The lecture is structured in two parts, including some theoretical references on participatory planning and landscaping by Lawrence Halprin- but otherwise, it is centered mainly around the practice of Galvez + Wieczorek office and the Collective TOUCHandGOreality. URBAN MOVEMENT: 2 lectures by AUXILIADORA GALVEZ

MADRID RIO

  [MUID]talks: MADRID RIO – a site visit with FERNANDO PORRAS-ISLA

A DEBATE ON LANDSCAPE

The Municipality of Madrid, though its Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism, and COAM, organized  A Debate  on Landscape, with the participation of Pierluigi Nicolin, former President of the Commission on Landscape of the Municipality of Milan; Xavier Olivella, Manager of the Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life of Barcelona; Francisco Pol, Director…

URBAN MICROCLIMATE

URBAN MICROCLIMATE: a lecture by JUAN ARANA Urban Microlimate: High Performance Landscapes. Public space and green areas are no longer passive environments for leisure. They are also “organic infrastructure”  that deal with improvement of urban climate comfort and air quality, enhance biodiversity and include water management strategies. The class reviews the most significant aspects of…

URBAN LANDSCAPE

The idea of landscape as culture, the result of layers of interaction between humans and the environment, helps us to understand and view the urban scene. As designers we search for a key to reveal the nature of our interventions, in our quest to create places that embody ideals and celebrate place, searching for a…

URBAN IDENTITY

What is the identity of cities? How can we build or enhance the elements that are part of this immaterial reality? A clear and coherent urban identity is essential for a city to improve its competitiveness in a globalised world. This session reviews the attributes that collaborate in the symbolic construction of our cities and then some…

?INTERIOR

[MUID]talks: ?INTERIOR – a lecture by SUZIE ATTIWILL

URBAN MANAGEMENT

GOVERNANCE Governance will be basic in order to all the citizen will identify with the strategic vision that we want to set up, according with Principles of Metropolitan OECD’s – Identity and consensus: involves setting reference territories for its population, to create a sense of belonging and solidarity. Establishing discussion forums on metropolitan areas. –…

WHITE ELEPHANTS 2

WHITE ELEPHANTS 2: a workshop by JOSÉ ANTONIO BLASCO and BELÉN HERMIDA

URBAN FURNITURE

URBAN FURNITURE: 2 lectures by JOSE ANTONIO GRANERO + JOSE MARIA ROMOJARO

URBAN LEGIBILITY

[MUID]talks: URBAN LEGIBILITY – a lecture by JUAN ROLDAN Urban Legibility explores the cross-relationships between the citizen and the urban landscape, analysing the public realm from two perspectives: the subjective and subtle interpretation of the urban landscape (townscape) as part of the collective memory and the objective and noisy information provided by public and private sectors, using…

DATA VISUALIZATION

The lecture was focused on the use of Data Visualization for the representation of the urban environment. Based on Kevin Lynch Theory of Good City form, it deals not only with the representation of urban physical features (the morphology of the city), but with the city sense, a concept introduced by Lynch in “The idea of…

MADRID THINK TANK

MUIDtalks : MADRID THINK TANK – a lecture by CARLOS LAHOZ, director MTT

URBAN NETWORKS

The deep transformations that have taken place in recent decades in the economic, social, political and scientific-technical environments have been a disruptive change in our ways of living and transforming the cities. Reality appears now to us as a set of interconnected elements. In this lecture we will go through these changes and new forms…

URBAN INFRASTRUCTURES

From ancient times to the present, urban infrastructures have allowed the proper and effective functioning of the city, giving solutions to the requirements that society demands. In ancient Rome, aqueducts, sewers, and even garbage collection services or the city  walls ensured the proper functioning of the city. From the beginning of the industrial revolution, when…

URBAN FORM

–        Residential components: from house, to dwelling to morpheme to city fragment; passing review to the different modes linking minimal cell concepts of the to those of their built aggregates; expanding the concept of dwelling to encompass the different ways and elements by which residents use and appropriate by their cities. –        Open and public…

URBAN MATERIALS

We represent abstract thought through the concrete and through words;, through the analysis of an object meant as distinct form. The Alhambra in Granada, the Place Stanislas in Nancy, the works of the Land-Art, all express the enduring nature of the ephemeral. In these places, materials are used in order to discover an unknown substance:…

WHITE ELEPHANTS 1

WHITE ELEPHANTS 1: a workshop by CARLOS LAHOZ and CARLOS MARTINEZ-ARRARÁS

ON URBAN [ID]

[MUID]talks: ON URBAN [ID] – opening lecture by BELEN HERMIDA