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(OPEN VOID): an architectural exploration of urban commons
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

“…/Modern architecture has turned into a technocratic, utopist, drawing-board activity, far removed from the problems of the real world…/Restoring the true sense, is a political act…/PEOPLE should do architecture.”     - LINA BO BARDI, 1979

Today, half of humanity lives in cities. Almost 1/4 of these people live in informal settlements, outside of the planned urban context. In the discourse of this rapid urbanization, the project explores the right to the city. Studying architecture beyond the object, as a city-building process and an act in our shared urbanity. The work is to be seen as a research project, exploring the measures of architecture – what it could be and how it can offer more than what is perceivable by the eye. As a testing ground – to examine these questions in its context – I have spent eight weeks in the city centre of São Paulo, one of the largest metropolitan areas.  

Abstract [sv]

“…/Modern architecture has turned into a technocratic, utopist, drawing-board activity, far removed from the problems of the real world…/Restoring the true sense, is a political act…/PEOPLE should do architecture.”     - LINA BO BARDI, 1979

Idag bor halva världens befolkning i städer. Nästan en fjärdedel av alla dessa människor lever i informella bosättningar, utanför den formella stadsplanen. I denna kontext ämnar projektet ifrågasätta vår nuvarande utveckling och skapa nya värden, en arkitektur som engagerar och bidrar till vår gemensamma stadsutveckling. Arbetet ska ses som ett researchprojekt, en undersökning av vad arkitektur kan åstadkomma utöver de visuella aspekterna, hur arkitektur kan bidra till utvecklingen av vårt samhälle och hur staden kan ta en ledande roll i en hållbar framtid. I projektet fungerar Sao Paulo som ett representativt scenario; ett exempel i den större, globala utvecklingsdiskursen. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 302
Keyword [en]
urbanization, commons, city, informal settlements, São Paulo, metropolis
Keyword [sv]
urbanisering, stad, informella bosättningar, Sao Paulo, metropol
National Category
Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-208994OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-208994DiVA, id: diva2:1109485
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-06-14 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved

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