REDS2ALPS2 - Resilient Ecological Design Strategies

Flowing Knowledges in Architecture and Production
28 gennaio 2016
29 gennaio 2016
January 28-29, 2016

Many of the pressing issues that nowadays Architecture and Urban Planning are called to address, such as sustainability, social and economic inequalities, globalization, rapid urbanization together with drastic urban and metropolitan shrinkage, open source knowledge, the relation between human and natural systems etc., imply scenarios which are far too complex to be investigated and dealt within the borders of just these two disciplines with their methods and tools.
Only a proper flow of knowledge, in other words a transdisciplinary approach to this urge, will be able to direct such a challenge: a synthesis between disciplines that destroys academic barriers and creates new a new disciplinary crossbreeding in which everything is more than the sum of the parts, combining pre-existing elements to create something new.
It is that flow of knowledge that Kuhn addressed as a ‘change in the visual gestalt […] capable of envisaging the elements of a problem in a new light, permitting to reach the solution for the first time.’ REDS2ALPS2 2016 call is searching for inspiring hybrid, innovative, original, crossed, borrowed, migrated examples of this paradigmatic approach capable of defining unique opportunities for a new hermeneutics of the city which eventually will also bring along a new language and aesthetics.

The international seminar will be held in Bolzano on Thursday, January 28, 2016 and in Trento on Friday, January 29, 2016.

It is organized in four single session led by lectures of scholars, designers, researchers at international level (Keynote Speaker), who will offer their experience and their vision.

Bozen-28.01.2016 h.3 p.m.

Kengo Kuma (Kengo Kuma & associates,Tokyo-Paris)

Nicola Pugno (Unitn), Chiara Tonelli (UniRoma3)

TRENTO- 29.01.2016 h.9 a.m.

Nitzan Cohen (LUB, Bozen)
Marjan Colletti (UIBK; Bartlett UCL)
Ricardo Devesa (ACTAR)
Carmine Gambardella (Second University of Naples, Unesco Chair)
Ana Kucan (BF DLA, Lubiana)
Christian Iaione (Guglielmo Marconi University, Rome)
Sara Marini (IUAV, Venice)
Consuelo Nava (University of Reggio Calabria)
Roberto Poli (University of Trento)
Alfredo Ramirez (AALU)
Carlo Ratti (MIT, Boston)
Joerg Schroeder (Leibnitz University, Hannover)
Simone Sfriso, Enrico Vianello (TAMassociati)
Dino Zardi (University of Trento)

Closing Lecture 
Odile Decq (Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture, Lyon)


e-mail: r.e.d.s.segreteria [at]

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