Shaping the City: A Forum for Sustainable Cities and Communities

Shaping the City: A Forum for Sustainable Cities and Communities

Shaping the City: A Forum for Sustainable Cities and Communities is a
forum organized by the European Cultural Centre in the context of its Venice
Architecture Biennial Exhibition titled Time Space Existence.

Following the success of the first edition of Shaping the City in 2018, the second
edition of the conference will take place on 15 and 16 October 2021 in the iconic
Palazzo Michiel del Brusà in Venice, and online on the ECC Italy YouTube channel.

Shaping the City tackles contemporary urbanization and key issues in the city, presented and debated through the diverse perspectives of a group of academics, urban planners and designers, architects, policy makers, and scholars.

Through a series of presentations and panel discussions, the forum confronts
the fundamental topics shaping the cities of our world. The conversations
are structured in a way to portray an array of international perspectives upon
urbanism and architecture. The dialogues and exchanges are tailored around
four main sub-themes: Architecture for the People; Building through Technology; Climate Change and Resilient Cities; Re-imagining the City.

The evolving discussions over two days recognize the significant role urban
planning and design play in molding the interaction of people with their
cities and their wellbeing. The forum sets forward new thoughts around the
rights to the city, through a spatial, pragmatic, yet inclusive and sustainable
approach. Shaping the City 2021 looks to tackle these themes in dialogue with
Venice: where the historic city with its lagoon presents an emblematic lieu to
experience the rising global issues of climate change, resiliency, urban space
and people’s movements.

International experts will include Golden Lion Winner and Curator of the
National Pavilion of United Arab Emirates Wael Al Awar, Editorial Director of
Domus Walter Mariotti, Research Associate at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University and Head of INVIVIA Europe Stefano Andreani, Co-Director of the SUTD-JTC I3 Centre and the Director of Advanced Architecture Laboratory at Singapore University of Technology and Design Thomas Schroepfer, Professor and Head of Planning and Climate Change Lab at Iuav University in Venezia Francesco Musco, and ETH Zurich Digital Building Technologies.

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Cite: "Shaping the City: A Forum for Sustainable Cities and Communities" 04 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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