The 21S seminars will be held to promote debates and exchanges between researchers involved in the research project "Architecture and urbanism in front of social space in the 21st century: segregation strategies and appropriation tactics" [AUASOS21] and a university academic community. The purpose of these seminars is to characterize a critical inflexion that marks part of the debate on architecture and urbanism after the ideological crisis of neoliberalism (2008) and the so-called "post-critical" period.
In this sense, we intend to hold four seminars: 21S # 1 (2018), 21S # 2 (2019), 21S # 3 (2020), 21S # 4 (2021). The seminars will be open to participation as a listener for researchers and undergraduate and graduate students interested in topics related to the theory and critique of architecture and urbanism.
21S#1 THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES
spatialities and temporalities in the metropolis.
21S#2 PLANNING FOR INCLUSION
What is the relationship of the discipline with the spatial processes of inclusion and segregation?
21S#3 QUALIFYING THE URBAN
methodologies of analysis and design evaluation.
21S#4 CITY AND THE COMMON GOOD
understanding the limits of the city as use and exchange values.
The seminars are related to the main themes of the AUASOS2 Project. In this sense, the empirical strategies related to them should be explored with greater emphasis by researchers from each university.
PLANNING FOR INCLUSION
The seminar aims to contribute to the theoretical-critical debate of architecture and urbanism, according to a perspective that takes into account the conceptual and political limits of the disciplinary strategies identified as “post-critical”. By looking at new tools for analysis and reflection, it aims to detect potentially transformative - counter-hegemonic and inclusive - trends, both in relation to disciplinary strategies and appropriation tactics.
We intend to discuss, during the seminar, the issue of "inclusion" in relation to topics such as: social housing, urban design, state and politics, theory and criticism. The ideological crisis of neoliberalism after the 2008 Crisis, and its consequences for the urban spaces of the global North and South, is an important milestone for the contextualization of the discussions.
PANEL#1 DWELLING, ENVIRONMENT AND INCLUSION
Question: What are the possible relationships of contemporary living with the processes of inclusion and the issue of the environment?
PANEL#2 ALTERNATIVE MORPHOLOGIES
Question: Do 21st century cities present typological alternatives to the models used during the 20th century?
PANEL#3 WELFARE STATE, NEW CONTRADICTIONS
Question: State, market and commons: what are the challenges of contemporary architecture and urbanism?