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my presentation about ahocracy and temporary bottom up urbanism in Canning Town, Borough of Newham, East London

my presentation about ahocracy and temporary bottom up urbanism in Canning Town, Borough of Newham, East London

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Meanwhile in canning town... Meanwhile in canning town... Presentation Transcript

  • Canning Town Canning Town Station Caravanserai Surrounding Neighborhood & High Street "The Place"
  • 1. Canning Town Station & Bus Terminal
  • 2. Caravanserai "Canning Town Caravanserai is a welcoming oasis hosted by locals, open to all visitors. It is a locally-driven public space bringing together trade, training, performance, a community garden, and a place to eat, drink and play. Mixing a café with art workshops, food stalls with performance spaces, and enterprise units with allotments, it will be hosted by locals and open to all. In short, a community space run by the community." image/text: http://caravanserai.org.uk/our- story/
  • "Meanwhile London" •Temporary public spaces competition •mayors of Newham & London •5yrs http://www.newham. com/live/meanwhile_london_competition/m eanwhile_london_competition/975,10,0,0. html
  • Video: Crossing The Street
  • Video / Interview: Cany Ash http://caravanserai.org.uk/caravanserai-on-site-teaser/
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Walls, Boundaries, Porosity
  • 3. Newham Surroundings
  • Rathbone Market vs.Caravanserai
  • 4. The Place
  • Why not makeHow will Canning the temporary Can there be a permanent temporariness? spaces Town look in 5 permanent? years? Democracy or "Ad-hocracy" ?
  • Q: What Does http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdhocracyPublic Space Characteristics of an adhocracy: ● highly organic structure[3]Look Like ● little formalization of behavior[1][3]Under "Adhocracy"? ● job specialization not necessarily based on formal trainingA: Ask... Alvin Toffler // Robert H. Waterman, ● a tendency to group the specialists in functional units for housekeeping Jr. // Joseph Grima // Jose Abasolo, purposes but to deploy them in small, Matias Echanove, Rahul Srivastava market-based project teams to do (URBZ) // Cany Ash (Caravanserai) their work[3] ● a reliance on liaison devices to"Adhocracy" at Istanbul Design Bienniale encourage mutual adjustment withinhttp://istanbuldesignbiennial.iksv.org/adhocracy/ and between these teams[3][4] ● low standardization of procedures[1] ● roles not clearly defined[1] ● selective decentralization[1] ● work organization rests on specialized teams[1] ● power-shifts to specialized teams ● horizontal job specialization[4] ● high cost of communication[4] (dramatically reduced in the networked age) ● culture based on non-bureaucratic work[4]Image: http://urbz.net/unmediated-design-tool-house-city/