Polycephalum City: On the origin of the Inhuman City

Mon, 2016/12/12
London, UK

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Claudia’s projects operate at the convergence of discipline such as biology, computation and urban design, Claudia’s research looks at the city from a non-anthropocentric point of view, realizing that in our contemporary global world it is impossible to trace a clear distinction between nature and artifice, between landscape and city and ultimately between the biosphere and the urbansphere.

From these perspective cities and their morphology are mostly determined by the flows of matter, information and energy that fuel their metabolisms. This shifts our attention from looking at urban form (figure ground) to the morphogenetic processes that underpins the current morphology of an urban landscape – we can look at cities as living systems.

In this lecture Claudia will discuss a set of bio-digital workflows which act as operative protocols to conceive augmented territories for which human in-habitation is co-evolutionary of nature.

Claudia Pasquero is an architect, author and educator. She is co-founder and director of ecoLogicStudio ltd, Director of the Urban Morphogenesis Lab at The Bartlett UCL, Senior Tutor at the IAAC in Barcelona and early stage ADAPTr researcher at EKA in Tallinn. Claudia work is focused on relationship between ecology and the city. She has been Unit Master at the AA in London, Senior Tutor at the IAAC in Barcelona, visiting critic at Cornell University upon others. Her projects have been published and exhibited throughout the world, at various Biennales such as Venice, Seville, Prague, London and Istanbul, at EXPO Milano 2015, at the FRAC in Orleans, at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. Claudia has been recently nominated head curator of the Tallinn Biennale 2017 titled bio-Tallinn and she is co-author of Systemic Architecture: Operating manual for the self-organizing city, published by Routledge.

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