reSITE 2017’s “In/visible City” Conference Unveils the Infrastructural Heart of Urbanism

Want to learn about all the key ideas that were discussed at reSITE 2017? Look no further and read ArchDaily’s brilliant summary of the event.

The notion of reimaging is really what an urbanist consideration of the visible/invisible should be about: not just bringing to light what was once unseen – for that reinforces the initial dichotomy – but actually bringing into view complexity. Such complexity is unseen not necessarily because it is invisible, but because it can be difficult to apprehend when it arises from activities outside of traditional discipline boundaries. But those kinds of entrepreneurial, bottom-up collaborative processes that might exist across a neighborhood – all entailing transactions or negotiations with space, boundaries, resources – amount to what the key speaker of reSITE 2017, Teddy Cruz of Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, says is “a lot of information that continues to be ignored by planning agencies.” The benefits of widening the spectrum of consideration and turning attention to these activities are clear: “The spatial, social, and economic practices embedded in these environments can be incredible ingredients for enabling communities to be developers of their own housing or their own public space.”

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