City Space Architecture meets IFoU at The Chinese University Hong Kong

March 31, 2017
By City Space Architecture
10 IFoU conference in Hong Kong

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We are extremely excited to announce that we are among partner organizations of the 10th IFoU conference, The Entrepreneurial City, which will be hosted by the School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong on December 14-16, 2017 - https://ifou2017.com/.
IFoU is the International Forum on Urbanism, a network of universities, research institutes and knowledge centers with the task to strengthen the international collaboration in the field of Urbanism. Members of IFoU are academic institutions that are involved in research and education in the field of planning, design and management of the built environment.
Our President Luisa Bravo is included in the conference committee panel and will deliver a keynote speech at the conference to introduce The Journal of Public Space, our non-profit research project that we established in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology and in partnership with UN Habitat, the United Nations Agency on Cities and Human Settlements.
After nine successful conferences, in Beijing (2006), Delft (2007), Taipei (2008), Delft (2009), Singapore (2011), Barcelona (2012), Tainan (2013), Incheon (2015) and Buenos Aires (2016), the 10th conference is inviting international planners and designers to deliberate on theories, design and practices related to the entrepreneurial city. In face of global and local environmental, social and economic challenges, following the goals of UN Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, the 10th IFoU Conference ‘The Entrepreneurial City’ explores: how to create urban prosperity and an inclusive economy?


The deadline for abstract submission is May 1, 2017 -> EXTENDED May 15, 2017

Read more about the call for papers on the conference website.


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Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City | International seminar @ Cinema Lumière

March 24, 2017
By City Space Architecture

VISIONI URBANE. Beyond the Ideal City

We are glad to invite our members and friends in Bologna for the international seminar 'VISIONI URBANE / URBAN VISIONS. Beyond the Ideal City | Spazio pubblico e narrazioni urbane attraverso il mezzo cinematografico' that will take place next Thursday March 30, 2017 at Cinema Lumière.
This seminar is the opportunity to present outcomes of our three-year project, curated by our President Luisa Bravo, aimed at investigating the contemporary city through the cintematography lenses. 
The seminar is promoted by City Space Architecture, in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna, under the patronage of Municipality of Bologna, of the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna, of the Biennial of Public Space and the Association of Architects in Bologna, and with the contribution of the University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning, New Zealand.

We would like to thank our honorary member Manfredo Manfredini at University of Auckland in New Zealand for his proactive role in promoting this event and for supporting our activities!


Visioni Urbane / Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City is:
- a film competition, a section of the Italian Festival Visioni Italiane
- a collaborative creative lab for institutions and citizens
- a travelling event, in Italy and abroad. 


At the upcoming seminar we will discuss with several scholars, academics and film-makers about #publicspace and the future of our cities. 

We will have a special guest, Colin Fournier, Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and Principal Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL) and Visiting Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was Bernard Tschumi’s partner for the design of the Parc de la Villette in Paris and co-author, with Sir Peter Cook, of the Graz Kunsthaus, a radical museum of modern art in the city of Graz, Austria. Prof. Fournier was an associate member of the famous experimental design group Archigram Architects and was curator of the 2013 Bi-city Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Hong Kong and Shenzen. He is currently Chair/ Principal of TETRA Architects 肆合設計.

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Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City | Our film competition on the contemporary city

February 27, 2017
By City Space Architecture

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We are very glad to present the third edition of our research project 'Visioni Urbane | Urban Visions. Beyond the ideal city', a competition entirely dedicated to the investigation of the contemporary city through short films. Visioni Urbane is the first film competition in the Italian context involving film-makers at a professional level on topics related to cities and urbanity, so it is a unique platform able to foster interaction and exchange between different disciplines, such as architecture, sociological studies, urban design and film studies, while delivering to spectators insights and meanings on daily urban life in cities.
Read more about our research project here.

Visioni Urbane is a section of Visioni Italiane/Italian Visions Festival, a well-known Italian film competition promoted by Cineteca di Bologna, a prime centre known globally for film studies, film archives and film restoration. 
The 2017 Festival will open tonight, February 27, 2017 at Cinena Lumiere.

The full program of the Festival is available at this link: http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/files/festival/VisioniItaliane/programma_visioni_2017.pdf 

The webiste of the Festival Visioni Italiane is:
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/visioni_italiane_2017

More deatils on Visioni Urbane at the 2017 Festival (in Italian) at this link:
http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/visioni_italiane_2017/ev/sezioni/visioniUrbane2017

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Follow Visioni Urbane on our Facebook page (in Italian): 

https://www.facebook.com/FestivalVisioniUrbane
and on our Twitter profile @CitySpaceArchi with the hashtag #VisioniUrbane.

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City Space Architecture meets Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador

October 17, 2016
By City Space Architecture

Habitat III

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We are extremely proud to announce that City Space Architecture is officially included in the main program of the Habitat III conference, the United Nations conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that takes place in Quito, Ecudaor, on October 17-20, 2016. We were selected among more than 1000 proposals from all over the world. 
After Habitat I in Vancouver in 1976, Habitat II in Istanbul in 1996, in Quito world leaders will again meet to review the global urban agenda as well as the mandate, structure and further strengthening of UN-Habitat as it enters its fifth decade. During four-day conference, presidents, ministers and other representatives of 140 countries will adopt the New Urban Agenda, a global 20-year vision on sustainable urbanization. 
Habitat III is a majour summit to discuss about future of cities. As reported by Dr. Joan Clos, the Secretary General of the conference, Habitat III “is a unique opportunity for rethinking the Urban Agenda in which governments can respond by promoting a new model of urban development able to integrate all facets of sustainable development to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity”. More than 45.000 participants will attend the event in Quito.
Read more about the conference on Cityscope and on CityLab.  

We are contributing to the success of the conference through several events:
- 'Stand up for Public Space!', Networking event, Monday October 17, 2.00-4.00pm, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, room 11
- 'The Journal of Public Space', Wednesday October 19, 5.00-5.45pm, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Urban Library
- 'Urban Visions. Beyond the ideal city' + 'Pop-up City. Searching for instant urbanity', Thursday October 20, 3.00-4.00pm, Pop-up Public Space events, Parque El Ejito.
Our President Luisa Bravo, together with honorary members Mirko Guaralda, Hendrik Tieben and Manfredo Manfredini, and our partner in Ecuador Luis Alfonso Saltos Espinoza are currently in Quito, already at work!

Follow updates of our activities on our Facebook and Twitter profles and on our Facebook event.

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Past Present and Future of Public Space

September 22, 2016
By City Space Architecture

2016-09/qut_ppf-publicspace_venice-72.pngWe are delighted to be partners of QUT - Queensland University of Technology in the 'Past Present and Future of Public Space' international seminar that will take place in Venice on September 23, 2016, in the frame of Biennale Sessions, a special educational project of La Biennale di Venezia. This seminar is the first meeting of the research group focused on public space, cities and urbanity that we started after the successful three-day conference held in Bologna in 2014.
During the seminar we will present a new academic journal, ‘The Journal of Public Space’, that we founded with the Queensland University of Technology and in partnership with UN Habitat, the United Nations Agency for Cities and Human Settlements. Through the exploration of research projects and site-specific interventions, participants and students will seek answers to questions about how public space in cities is nowadays lived, used, appropriated or neglected.
Two relevant institutions are project partners of the 'Past Present and Future of Public Space' research group: the Biennale dello Spazio Pubblico, an international event promoted by INU | Italian National Institute of Urban Planners,  that takes place in Rome - the next one will be on May 2017 - and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MSC in Urban Design Programme. We already worked with both of them and we are happy to establish this partnership, that we are sure will be fruitful and inspiring.

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