Urban Prototypes: Research Cluster Launch

Curated by Clara Oloriz Sanjuan and Douglas Spencer

Series: Launch
Date: Tuesday 1 November 2011
Time: 13:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 0 mins

In the contexts of the continued and rapid urbanisation of much of the globe, and the social, economic and ecological implications of this development, the urban prototype is emerging as both a conceptual model and a design practice of increasing relevance. However, the urban prototype has been inflected from a number of perspectives – cybernetic, biomimetic, analytic – and embraced by a number of disciplines – architecture, urban design, planning. Hence we will be working across a range of disciplines and perspectives in order to grasp a coherent and critical understanding of the potentials of the urban prototype. This will be undertaken through a series of design proposals, interviews, debates and symposia, culminating in an international conference, and communicated through the cluster’s dedicated website alongside print-based publications.


- Clara Oloriz Sanjuan and Douglas Spencer

- Maria Fedorchenko / Tatiana von Preussen, AA INT 7

- Claudia Pasquero / Marco Poletto, AA INT 10

- Tobias Klein, AA DIP 1

- Mike Weinstock, AA EmTech

- Alfredo Ramirez / Eduardo Rico, AALU



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