Join the world’s most inspiring architects & urbanists at reSITE 2017: In/visible City

and come and have fun at reSITE innovative and participative workshops. Eleven workshops will explore sharing, data visualizations or use gaming as an urban (re)desiging tool...

June 22-23, Forum Karlin Prague

www.reSITE.cz/en/

For two days in June, reSITE will be the center of the architecture world in Europe. If you haven’t experienced it yet, this is the year to do so with this year’s In/visible City edition with Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, Teddy Cruz and Jean-Louis Missika among the keynote speakers.
We’d love for you to experience what World Architecture Community has called the “world’s most interactive architecture conference”: this year you will experience a brand new format, where you are the designer of the cities of the future. Amongst the inspiring lectures, debates and urban laboratories discussions you will attend, this year you will be a role player in (re)thinking the invisible features of the city in one of our workshops, co-funded and led by our Shared Cities: Creative Momentum partners. Learn, participate, exchange, play, and discover the hidden features of Prague and other loveable cities!

Come and have fun at reSITE innovative and participative workshops
Shareable.net will be part of the program with a workshop Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons lead by Tom Llewellyn. Ten more workshops will explore sharing, data visualizations or use gaming as an urban (re)desiging tool. Learn about data visualization with graphic designer Waldek Węgrzyn from Katowice; have fun playing Gilly Karjevsky’s human-sized architecture game; put yourself in the shoes of a journalist, an economist, an urban planner thanks to Matthias Einhoff and Miodrag Kuč from ZK/U. Workshops are a unique experience of sharing and discovering. Get involved and entertained in one of our fun and practical workshops, covering themes such as data visualization, urban design, waste management, sharing cities and much more.

reSITE is a design and social experience
This year you’re going to leave reSITE more inspired, more connected, and more energized than ever. You’re going to have a little too much fun on the bar crawl. You’ll dance a little too hard at the parties. You’ll see amazing infrastructure in the tunnels below Prague. You’re going to meet new partners and friends.

Registrations: http://resite.cz/en/registration/
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Just Add People, workshop with Gilly Karjevsky, Berlin (c) Gilly Karjevsky

David Bravo: workshop Highways to Hell (c) David Bravo

The Waag Society, Amsterdam will lead The Smart Citizens Lab (c) Waag Society

Data workshop, Waldek Wegrzyn (c) Krzysztof Szewczyk

Tekja data visualization, mapwall (c) Tekja

Must Reads

Developing Cultural Formats Through a Community of Inquiry, Miodrag Kuč

The recent revival of the importance of 'communities’ and of ways of reaching them has started to exert an influence on the urban planning level, as evidenced in a striving to engender more inclusion and integration. All of which sounds like a repetition of the old mantra of urban renewal, but this time in an over-accelerated society.

Berlin Permanent link

Vivid Square, Bratislava. Shared Cities Diaries #6

In Central and Eastern Europe we often find common challenges on the municipal level; municipalities work with limited budgets, but typically underuse available resources. In practice, this means that municipalities do not have an abundance of resources to build new public infrastructure or even to reconstruct and maintain the existing one, but they own generous public spaces and other property that requires fixing.

Bratislava Permanent link

Deconstruction and Material Circulation as Ways to Build, interview with Lionel Billet, Rotor, Brussels

If you express the recycling rate in terms of value (the residual value of the recirculated products in relation to the initial value of all building products being discarded), it would be equal to approximately 1%. And that's the way we look at it. We think that next to the logistics of waste management, we need a system that allows us to maintain in circulation elements with a value – this value being of technical, cultural, or economic

Bratislava Permanent link

The physical and social normative properties of street furniture, Mary Dellenbaugh

Public space, in particular in cities, is an important backdrop for gatherings and everyday social life. The organization of public space and the objects in it, most notably street furniture such as benches, bus stop shelters, advertising pollards, and public restrooms, determine which uses are possible or allowed and help to create and confirm norms about how we should move through and use space and which persons or groups are welcome there. In this essay, two aspects of street furniture’s norming function will be discussed: its provision by various entities (public authorities, private contractors and developers) and its physical structure and arrangement.

Berlin Permanent link

Shared Cities Ideas Yard: Data pro kulturu | Data for Culture – Public Panel Discussion

What information can Facebook reveal about organizing cultural events? Who are their participants? How does culture energize our cities? Medialab, an experimental platform from Katowice, presents the results of a unique research study which crunched large amounts of data from field research as well as social media and websites. A complex network that interweaves through the cultural ecosystem of a city was revealed. Join our panel discussion and learn more about how data can be used to develop culture in your city and how to communicate effectively in today’s data culture!

Prague Permanent link

Research Publication on New Media and Infographics

The workshop New Media and Infographics was the second in a series of three curatorial-practice-oriented workshops (publications, data, exhibitions), organized by the Curatorial Lab of the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project, in order to explore innovative approaches to the sharing of knowledge in architecture, design and urban planning. The Curatorial Lab Workshop on New Media and Infographics featured data visualization and data-driven analysis that represent architecture, urban spaces and culture in an innovative way. This two-day workshop took place in Katowice and was organized by reSITE in collaboration with Medialab Katowice.

Prague Permanent link