FIORI, Jorge and CASTILLO, Josè
Informal City: Design As Political Engagement 1/4
Date: Thursday 9 February 2012
The AA has been very central to the evolution of ideas about the informal city and the formulation of strategies to deal with it. The AA Research Cluster on Urbanism and the Informal City seeks to give continuity to that work while focusing more specifically on architecture and urbanism as tools of political engagement in the transformation of the informal city and the social conditions associated with it.
A symposium on the 9th of February, will investigate the role of design as a generative tool in reconceptualising the challenges and potential of informality.
The symposium will bring together internationally acclaimed practitioners working directly with conditions of informality in a one day event of discussion and debate structured around two key themes: design as research and design as strategy.
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.