The emergence and gradual introduction of technologies in the public sphere aiming to make the most affluent lifestyles, they should be able to offer an increased quality of life of the inhabitants of a metropolis.
Technological gain that translates into everyday efficiency must serve a gentler way of living the city. The concept of slow urbanism comes here as a concept to offer a fresh alternative to the traditional urban lifestyle.
During the Workshop each team developed its own vision of the city by targeting specific themes based on specific experiences of the city that everyone would like to share. These thematic appeal to the senses of everyone, a different vision of the city, the mystery and discovery.
These themes, initially rather vague time, have been refined and clarified throughout the Workshop. They are the result of many discussions, experiences and results of the undertaken course.
What makes these interrelated themes of SLOW URBANISM is the opportunity they offer to discover the cultural heritage of a place through places and atypical paths, sometimes known only to the inhabitants of a town. This, in a defined period of time, the authentic discovery of the true personality of a city. Understanding how people really live there.
These themes are therefore aimed to highlight human experience of the city, footprint discoveries and surprises, the goal is to be guided to be surprised by these multitudes of events that form a rich and vibrant city.
The workshop is carried by a total reflection on the question of the intelligent city, Big dated, the courses in the city and the transformation of these data for their use within the framework of architecture and town planning. This sum of information and concepts to be collected cannot be condensed in only one workshop, this is why the question of the transmission is paramount in the training and the production of elements in keeping with these various concepts.
Workshop is spread out over 3 school years and as much of point of progression around this question of the city and of its future through the prism of the new technological tools. This is why the workshop wants to be evolutionary over the years, nourished by the information and the results provided by the work of the previous group. This pedagogy makes it possible to put forward from a point of view practices the question of a horizontal teaching composed of experiments, discussions and conclusions carried by the students and for the students.
The goal is then to succeed in advancing the reflection which one carries on the intelligent city and the tools which manufacture it by using the concepts and the ideas developed by the students of the year 2015 – 2016 to be used itself about it as a basis in the question of the development of new contemporary media.
At the time of the previous Workshop we concentrated on a way of apprehending the city through courses and precise sets of themes defined by the students in the wire of their various experiments through three different cities: Montpellier, Lyon and Barcelona. These urban courses create proposals of displacements of the city according to feelings and discoveries. Was the question of the serendipity in the middle of research, how to offer a vision different from the city whereas with new technologies it is possible of all to know about a place before even going there? Coupled to personal discussions, exhibitions, research and meetings with members of the consortium it was possible to offer courses sensitive and surprising in the middle of cities which one thought of knowing.
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