ArchitectureForChange is a series of workshops and seminars that aim to foster knowledge exchange and to track innovations in the field of “Architecture”. The 21st century witnesses a shift in architecture and urban practice with architects, urbanists, planners, artists and others from different disciplines getting more and more involved in community development projects, urban development and conflict resolution; Mostly, Architecture is responding to today’s human condition.
This year we are back with Nudging limitations
We address “Limitation” beyond the traditional semiology of both limits and restrains. We use the word in its wider sense that in addition to its negative connotations of restrictiveness, its challenging nature that induces creativity to crack open the darkened status quo and sheds light on possibilities: It is about how limitations become submissive to the “will to/for change. We focus on spatial processes, ongoing and unfinished hands-on practices in order to understand, learn and develop.
‘Nudging Limitations’ Series of talks will be looking to understand how different and mostly multi-layered limitations drive change that (re)structure the built-environment, and extend to (re)wire the societal behaviour and influence policies? How does nudging old and new (imagined) fixities of limitations through spatial practices allow meanings to (re)emerge within them?
In these talks, our speakers will look beyond the idealized illusions of ‘best practices’ and move together towards critical thinking of challenges.
We dwell on ‘how’ and ‘why’ through observations and practices to look at failure as a rich lesson that pushes us a step forward to ‘then, what is next’.
The full program includes presentations by Rasha Arous, Egypt "“Dis/placed : place making and community organization experiences of refugee hosting area in Cairo"; Shirley Rodrigues Sampaio “Hope Space” Iraqi Refugee Camps; Alejandro Collia, Argentina “Ribera of Quilmes: limitations on buiiding urban spaces with social, environmental and economic potential for the community and the city”, WAI Architecture Think Tank, with Nathalie Frankowski & Cruz Garcia, USA “Narratives of Failed Optimism”, Tareq Nasser, Palestine "Creating hope on the ground; the case of East Jerusalem", Renet Korthals Altes, Netherlands
“From Limitations to opportunities: Children and the right to play”, Passaint Massoud, Egypt “Dawn Of Materials A deep investigation to capture the intellectual power of materials”, Layla Zibar, Iraqi Kurdistan "Dwelling and Homing in Refugeehood".
TitleNudging Limitation - ArchitectureForChange
FromDecember 11, 2020 11:30 AM
UntilDecember 12, 2020 04:30 PM