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27 October 2011 – 29 October 2011
The Next Urban Question VI International PhD Seminar
IUAV Faculty of Architecture in Venice
The PhD program in Urbanism of the Factulty of architecture in Venice (IUAV) will host the sixth International PhD Seminar - Urbanism & Urbanization in the autumn of 2011.
The seminar invites PhD candidates working on a dissertation topic relating to the theory, history or practice of urbanism to present their work and thereby seeks to confront and discuss the themes and approaches of different international PhD programs in urbanism and the related disciplines.Following a biannual cycle, the VI International PhD seminar will follow the first International PhD seminar that was organized by KU Leuven in February 2004 and others by UPC Barcelona, IUAV Venice, TU Delft.
Three main aspects can be identified today that define an “urban question”:
1. the growing distance between the rich and the poor;
2. the environmental risks;
3. the mobility crises.
All three aspects demand a new engagement of design at different scales, building new arenas of designerly research and original knowledge production.
With the help of ongoing researches and the contributions from the participating universities, the seminar aims to document and discuss the ways in which urbanism is changing, studying the perspectives that are being adopted and their genealogies.
Cristina Bianchetti, Politecnico di Torino
Bruno de Meulder, KU Leuven
Han Meyer, TU Delft
Stefano Munarin, IUAV Venice
Dominique Rouillard, ENSA Paris
Bernardo Secchi, IUAV Venece
Joaquim Sabaté Bel, UPC Barcelona
Kelly Shannon, KU Leuven
Thomas Sieverts, TU Munchen
Marcel Smets, KU Leuven
Maria Chiara Tosi, IUAV Venice
Paola Viganò (chair), IUAV Venice
Urbanism & Urbanization website
- Start: 10-27-2011
- End: 10-29-2011.
The Journal of Urbanism