Urban Episodes: Derivé before Design

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dc.contributor.author Nathan de, Groot
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-04T14:59:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-04T14:59:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-19
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.epoka.edu.al/handle/1/1102
dc.description.abstract Architecture and urban design primarily focus on visual aspects. Students are trained to produce compelling images showing innovative ways to develop existing cities further. The importance of the pictured scenario has become clear over the past decades. However, another essential skill that belongs to architects like Italo Calvino and Rem Koolhaas is to articulate what urban design means to its users. The aforementioned architect first studied to become a script writer and is now teaching how architecture should follow the logic of scenario planning. In a similar fashion, Urban Episodes maintains a project encouraging students to present a literary reflection on the urban landscape. As such, their analytic skills are trained and the results made public. By sharing these ‘urban episodes’ from different cities on-line, a wider audience could engage in reading the minds of young urbanists. These literary snapshots could help to see the bigger picture of postmodern cities. Urban Episodes is an education program, nomadic by nature. The project aims to develop analytical skills of future urbanists in a playful yet pragmatic way. Sharing the results of a creative exercise will also contribute to a better understanding of contemporary cities in Europe. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design en_US
dc.subject semiotics, creative writing, paranoid criticism, situationists, urban design en_US
dc.title Urban Episodes: Derivé before Design en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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