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DDes Conference: Projective Views on Urban Metabolism

  • 00:00 - 4 February, 2014
DDes Conference: Projective Views on Urban Metabolism
DDes Conference: Projective Views on Urban Metabolism

In the last two decades, the concept of urban metabolism, aiming to grasp the continuous processes of energy, material and population exchange within and between cities and their extensive hinterlands, has been subject of both extensive empirical research and, increasingly, critical discussion within the social and natural sciences. However, these interdisciplinary challenges have not yet been met with a synthetic response from the design disciplines. 

The goals of this one-day conference are, through the lens of urban metabolism, to: generally reassess the planetary rescaling of contemporary urbanization processes; unpack the transformation of spatial forms and structures and subsequently, the emergence of new operative territories for design; explore the agency of design in confronting these challenges.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information and complete schedule please click here.

Cite: "DDes Conference: Projective Views on Urban Metabolism" 04 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/473184/ddes-conference-projective-views-on-urban-metabolism/> ISSN 0719-8884