Jeju International Architecture Forum 2018

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November 30th (Fri) 2018, 11:00-12:00

SpainWilly Müller
  • 2010 Property Award winner
  • The Director of Barcelona Regional 2011-2015
  • Co-founder of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)
  • Urban Sciences Lab Director
  • MAA, MaCT Seminar Faculty
  • X-Urban Design Studio Leader
Session Title
X Urban Paradigms for XXI Century
Session Summary We are facing what in other areas is called a paradigm shift. To approach any problem necessarily means to confront them through a model that not only provides solutions, but also raises questions. That model is precisely what we mean by the term paradigm However, paradigms have an expiration date. The urban industrial models of the twentieth century are beginning to collapse in the face of an unprecedented demographic, cultural and technological context. Recursive anomalies of all kinds are emerging: public transport has severe operational shortcomings, private mobility systems generate more urban traffic jams than ever before, infrastructures are becoming obsolete at a rapid pace, housing stock is insufficient, ecological disasters are becoming more usual and sea-level rise threatens to be irreversible.
In this context, the IaaC Urban Sciences Lab proposes ten new urban paradigms that operate in different dimensions of the city and are presented as resilient vectors oriented towards a century in which cities are called to be the main players.