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Wave is an annual series of workshops at the IUAV University of Venice. In this year’s edition, Waves focuses on sea-level rise, the necessary defense or adaption systems and their effects on the territory and settlements.
Aquatic Construction Sites recognises the pervasiveness of fluid conditions and the inexorable overcoming of flow rates and levels; in the Aquatic Construction Sites, fluidity is experienced. In order to enter a mindset of fluidity, we train body and language for three weeks, observing and touching fluid matter. We build that do not fight, capture and fix the fluid states, but allow and synchronise it.
flux.urbains incites a River Urbanism Movement across the continent. Eight existing teams of research and action that have started to care about individual rivers, join forces, ideas, and the shared ambition to re-position the secondary rivers: as potentials for learning and understanding today’s Europe, its recent and ongoing transformations, collective identity, and a liveable future.
The network acted for the first time in Venice on May 20th, 2023, on the occasion of the Architecture Biennale 2023. Rivers’ representatives—be they inhabitants, associations, experts, institutions—have come together to set an agenda for secondary rivers of hybrid condition.
Fluss trifft Land. Land trifft Fluss.
River courses have always been great lines in the landscape.
They point the way. They connect and separate at the same time.
People are becoming active, feel addressed, found initiatives, enrich with ideas and show new usability of the spaces around the river.
fluss.land is such an initiative. Rather: an experiment.
Together with Belius and the Stiftung Wüstenrot, we are looking for history of production, work, migration – let’s call it: life. We are researching, creating projects and connecting those who are at stake: makers, neighbors, activists to ultimately create a complicity.
For the river, for the land, for the people.
dazwischen.land is the continuation of Stadt und Land gemeinsam denken, a joint project with the Stiftung Wüstenrot. It draws a new picture of city and countryside between Ulm and Lake Constance.
Success must be measured in a new way in the future. Economic stability will only be possible if quality of life and emission reductions go hand in hand.
The project examines development paths that will carry us into the future. Which strengths will endure in a transformative balance sheet? Which weaknesses must be openly identified?
A joint effort of urbanes.land and topos magazine with the aim to concentrate existing knowledge about urbanised territories and connect the realms of academics and practitioners across borders, sectors and regions.
From 2020 to 2021, the magazine acted as a platform for exchange and connection. It shares best-practice strategies, reflects on what works, and provides levers to influence the spatial development agendas of policy makers, urban planners, business leaders, academics and community groups alike.