urbz is invited to host a workshop at Archipelago: Architectures for the Multiverse, a bilingual and hybrid event taking place in Geneva on May 6-8. We explore the city as a collection of fragmented left-over spaces, which need to be reassembled and given new meaning. We borrow strategies from the Collage City and the Situationist movement.
Two powerful archetypes — the village and the city — are resolved in a third one: the slum (The Hindu 18/3/2018)
The city is never already there; it is a perpetual work in progress. What seems disorderly to the untrained eye is in fact often perfectly sensible.
What began as a regular jostling and tugging of the idea in a brainstorm soon took off as an imaginative exercise that encouraged creative and personal readings of the concept and the making of its visual expressions.