ETH Zurich | DARCH |HS 2011
Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg & Prof. Hubert Klumpner
Workshop Description and Background:
This 10-day Re-act Lab research workshop will introduce a group of advanced students from across the world to the realities of Brazilian cities and provide the wider public with internal and external perspectives on these. In a series of public lectures and discussions the workshop will: introduce São Paulo’s metropolitan area by revealing the contrasting morphologies and urban tissues produced over time; address the critical role of everyday life in the experience of urban space; question the possibilities created for architecture and urban planning when housing basic municipal services-key structures in improving quality of urban life; and highlight the need to develop partnerships between the city planning authorities and urban pioneers, in order to build liveable cities at the beginning of the 21st century.
A research workshop by Secretaria Municipal de Habitação de São Paulo,S.L.U.M. Lab and GSAPP Columbia University New York and Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Escola da Cidade São Paulo andTechnical University Berlin with Academy of Applied Arts Munich andFaculty of Architecture of ETH Zurich within the framework of the Re-act Lab programme of Aedes Network Campus Berlin
in cooperation with Alfred Herrhausen Society, Doppelmayr, Secretaria Municipal de Habitação de São Paulo, Columbia University, Netherlands Ministry of Spatial Planning, Technical University Vienna, Technical University Delft and ARUP