SVESMI, frame from film "What happened to microrayon?"

MAO Debates

Conference: The Future of Urbanism

5/15/2015

This year, Ljubljana celebrates the 120th anniversary of its first modern urban plan, designed by the architect Max Fabiani after the earthquake in 1895. Max Fabiani contributed some important concepts to the development of modern urbanism. 120 years ago, he was one of the first to understand urban planning as a dynamic process, and the city as a never completed project. On this occasion, MAO wishes to highlight the challenges of urbanism in the future. We want to know what are the strategies, which could allow urbanism systemic changes that would be useful for the management of the city in the 21st century. What are the topics on which the discipline, which 120 years ago began to see the city as a complex organism, should focus on in the coming decades? What are the tools available today, and what methods and approaches should be developed that could positively regulate the dynamic processes in the urban environment?

Moderator
Boštjan Vuga, Sadar+Vuga, Ljubljana

Speakers
Dr. Pavel Gantar, sociologist, Ljubljana
Ward Verbakel, plusoffice architects, Brussels
Marko Peterlin, Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana
Anastassia Smirnova, Strelka Institute and SVESMI, Moscow, Rotterdam
Markus Schaefer, Hosoya Schaefer Architects, Zürich, Kyoto
Aristide Antonas, architect and writer, Athens
Justin McGuirk, writer, critic and curator, London
Prof. Janez Koželj, City of Ljubljana, Ljubljana

The Programme
  9.00   Registration

  9.30   Opening introduction: Matevž Čelik, MAO
  9.40   Introduction: Prof. Janez Koželj, City of Ljubljana

10.00   Markus Schaefer, Hosoya Schaefer Architects, Zürich, Kyoto
10.40   Anastassia Smirnova, Strelka Institute, Moscow; SVESMI, Rotterdam, Moscow
11.20   Debate

11.30   Coffee break

12.00   Marko Peterlin, IPoP - Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana
12.40   Aristide Antonas, Antonas office, Athens
13.20   Debate

13.30   Lunch break

14.30   Ward Verbakel, plusoffice architects, Brussels
15.10   Dr. Pavel Gantar, sociologist, Ljubljana
15.50   Justin McGuirk, writer, critic and curator, London  
16.30   Debate

16.45   Closure
 

Photo: SVESMI, frame from film "What happened to microrayon'"


  

Entry fee

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10 €
5 € (students)
Free admission for MAO members.
Ticket includes two coffees and lunch.
Applications are required.
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Information

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Organization

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Ljubljana
Slovenia