30 November 2010

O-Porto : news

Z-A-interaction unexpectadly arrives to Porto, hosted by architecture students and tutors from the Londonmet. A group of local connoisseurs will address the reciprocal relationship between British and local culture. A series of short presentations will show fragments of what make Porto a traditional contemporary city. Or should we say a contemporary traditional city?

Speakers include Mr Rui Moreira:
Ola Paulo
sim a H. falou comigo, pode contar com a minha presença. Falarei em ingles e cerca de 10 minutos, sobre o FC Porto.
de forma informal, como sugere.

13 November 2010

O-porto : flyer

O-porto : info


Q-idnap : summary

Q-idnap : tak

Gracias Eike, Iván, Mirko y Nico.

Q-idnap : text

A group of friends living in Barcelona, Berlin and London, met in Copenhagen aiming to see the “the little mermaid”, the symbol of the city. But they didn’t. She was on her way home, after sitting in the Danish Pavillion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, since April. They missed her for a couple of weeks. The group missed Ai Wei Wei’s replacement video installation, too, a direct transmission of the mermaid from the Danish Pavillion, dismantled a few days before the trip. To make things worse, one of the members lost his passport and another got ill. This could have become an epic failure, if the arrival night wasn’t coincidental with the launch of a Christmas beer, free in Christiania and across the city, from 20h59m.

Q-idnap : photos

Q-idnap : flyer

by Nicolás Perfumo

Q-idnap : info


R-location : summary

R-location : obrigado!

Long list... as long as the way from London to Tchavola. At the institutional level, I thank LMU, DW and ACC. At the personal level: obrigado C., C., F. e P.P. pela companhia e parabéns pela coragem. Estamos juntos.

R-location : text

Lubango is the capital of Huíla, a Southern province of Angola. In March 2010, the local government started a mega house demolition process, that has pushed over 5,000 families to non-urbanized territories outside the city, in just about 6 months.

In August 2010, a resident’s commission requested material support for house construction, but instead the authorities imposed a scheme for which each family has to pay 2.400 Kz (approximately US$25). Unhappy for not being consulted during the design process, the residents took the initiative to adapt the scheme to their basic needs.

We met under a baobab, in Tchavola, and started a participatory design workshop. On the second day, however, our activity was interrupted by the police. We were taken to the local station to explain the nature of our activity. The meeting had to be suspended.

R-location : photos

R-location : info


13 July 2010

P-Public: summary

P-Public : photos

22 February 2010

P-Public : news - CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS - until 7th April 2010

In collaboration with the Architects Association of Chania, we are organizing a “interaction” in Chania, Crete, on the 19th and 20th of June 2010, hosted by K.A.M. - Center of Mediterranean Architecture.
Since 1997, this institution has given the opportunity to emerging and established architects to undertake a fertile dialogue on subjects related to space-making, both at local and wide Mediterranean levels. K.A.M. is located in the heart of Chania, a city bearing a long history and a rich culture, being a crossroad between the East and the West for many centuries.
P-public will take place in the historical Arsenali, a building embedded within the old city, representative of its architecture and cultural heritage.
The programme will include public talks and presentations by individuals or teams of anyone who has creative ideas and interest to change public space, such as architects, urban planners, designers, artists, landscape architects, public space activists, engineers, gardeners,...
We would like to invite you to “interact” with us and join P-public on the weekend of the19th and 20th of June 2010, celebrating the arrival of the summer in Crete.
You are welcome to make a short presentation of your work. Just express your interest and let us know by email (including links, images or a summary explaining your project) - UNTIL 7th of April 2010.

Please contact: info@p-public.gr
Contact person: Ioli Georgila

There are no fees for joining the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you in Crete!

P-Public : flyer

by Ioli Giorgila and Giorgios Kalligeris

P-Public : info

100619/20 Centre of Mediterranean Architecture CRETE GREECE