Friday, 5 November 2010

London and Frankfurt

Kings Cross (KX LON) and Bahnhofsviertel (BV FFT)

Two central urban regeneration areas with colour, diversity, complexity and 24 hour cultures, where developments in the twenty-first century will be borne out in the changing 'conviviality' of streets like Caledonian Road (KX) and Niddastrasse (BV)...

Kings Cross




http://www.kingscrossaccess.com/2009/03/chaos-and-complexity-rules-for-traffic-in-kings-cross-1.html


Bahnhofsviertel
clip: http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=2738&_ffmpar[_id_inhalt]=7411560
Wolfgang Lenz (Master shoemaker, Schuhmachermeister Lenz)
Anette Rack (Jewelery Designer)
Klaus-Peter Kemper (Stadtteilbuero, Moselstrasse)
Dominik Bade Physics student and musician (Free rehearsal space, Hotel 25hrs Niddastrasse)

Monday, 9 August 2010

Regeneration by Micronomics - CityMine(d)


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Uploaded by micronomics. - News videos from around the world.

Local people leading processes of urban regeneration - some organisations and their methods presented by CityMine(d)

In this video, groups and activists including 'Media Spree Versenken' (Sink Media Spree, Berlin) explain how they are working on urban regeneration; for example to replace the (Media Spree-driven form of) 'city planning' and to enable a better built - and also non-built - set of uses for the Spree River area. (About Sink Media Spree)

Kings Cross residents are currently discussing what could be done with this troubled central London area (map) to make it work - is it all to be left to Transport for London and the Railway companies?

please comment!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Careers across borders

Recent graduate Zaira Iudice found the architects without borders discussion page on facebook and was looking for entry points into architectural humanitarian work.

I introduced her to the Humanitarian Information Pack, an extensive working guide which I initially developed with a practitioner Elizabeth Babister when I was at RIBA Education, and which is now maintained by Article 25.

It outlines major players in the disaster recovery and international development field and provides many contacts and websites to enable those with interest and passion for emergency relief and development architecture to become more active.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Bare House


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Originally uploaded by nomadologist
28 May - 20 June 2010
Pori, Finland
PORI ART MUSEUM;
PORIGINAL GALLERY SCULPTURE GARDEN,
AALTO UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF ART AND MEDIA PORI / OLD COTTON MILL, ART GENERATION SPACE, DYEHOUSE
29.5. -20.6. 2010

ULAANBAATAR MONGOLIA 2011

ARTISTS / ARCHITECTS:
GREGORY COWAN, AUS/GB
ALETTA DE JONG, NL
MICHAEL FÜRST, AUT
KATRIN HORNEK, AUT
SONIA LEIMER, ITA/AUT
CHRISITAN MAYER,GER/AUT
ANA REWAKOWICZ, PL/CAN
CHRISTINE SAALFELD, GER/NL
OULA SALOKANNEL, FIN
SER-ODIN DOLGOR, MN
SEDBAZARIN GANZUG, MN
TOGMIDSHIIREVIN ENKHBOLD, MN
ANNU WILENIUS,FIN
YO.DALKH-OCHIR, MN

AUTHORS:
B. DAAJAV, MN
GREGORY COWAN, AUS/GB
SAARA HACKLIN, FIN
TAINA RAJANTI, FIN
ANNU WILENIUS, FIN
Curator / Organiser: ANNU WILENIUS

Bare House Project looks into the possibilities of a personal relation to architecture in a world, which still mainly arranges life according to ideals inherited from modernist thinking. Also, the so called third world societies are being ”updated” to these ideals without much consideration of climate or cultural contexts of other kinds. Mongolia – where nomadism and soviet city planning is changing with disorganized ger districts and staggering tower blocks – functions as a reference point in the project, alongside the cities of Rotterdam and Pori.

Monday, 22 February 2010