My Very Own City (MVOC) exhibit

Subtitle: 
Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future
Newstype: 
Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 00:00 to Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 00:00
Venue: 

Barcelona

IOUD has contributed four projects from our design research in Innsbruck, UPenn and SCI-arc, which are currently exhibitied as part of My Very Own City (MVOC) exhibit.Featured projects from:UIBK - Benjamin Ennemoser, Philippe GrotenrathUPENN - Sang Pil Lee, Brayton James Orchard SCI-arc - Janiva Henry tutors: Peter Trummer with Ursula Frick, Thomas Grabner

Featuring more than 50 projects, this exhibit aims to be a collaborative dialogue around five key concepts about cities: "citizen", "infrastructure", "mobility", "in-formed urbs", and "productivity". Responsive cities, distributed infrastructural networks, participatory informal settlements, adaptable habitat units, smart mobility systems, fab labs, new building metabolisms, productive territories and sustainable infrastructures, are some of the key concepts of My Very Own City.

How can the future city be more responsive and appropriate to its inhabitants' needs? What is the network of infrastructures required to respond to future cities? How can urban mobility systems enhance city's sustainability and economic growth? Could cities be considered as living machines of data and information that both users and environment generate? Will future city democratize the conventional centralized factory concept into many mini-production sites?