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Designing Tamara

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This presentation was given during the Visual Conversations On Urban Futures - Designing Tamara Workshop, part of the "Musing Inside...Systems" event at the BA in Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Art (London).
It includes an introduction, the instructions for the activities, and a final presentation to reflect on the purpose of the workshop.

More information, photos, and a video of the workshop here: http://seremiru.com/designing-tamara/

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Designing Tamara

  1. 1. VISUAL CONVERSATIONS ON URBAN FUTURES Designing Tamara.
  2. 2. Welcome to the year 2100
  3. 3. Welcome to the year 2100 Welcome to the Alternate Reality Mesh.
  4. 4. Welcome to the year 2100 Welcome to the Alternate Reality Mesh. Welcome to the Centre for Urbanism Prototyping.
  5. 5. Welcome to the year 2100 Welcome to the Alternate Reality Mesh. Welcome to the Centre for Urbanism Prototyping.
  6. 6. THINK OFTHE CITY ASYOU KNOW IT. WHICH ‘URBAN OBJECTS’ DO YOU WANT TO: CREATE | AMPLIFY | DESTROY Time: 5 minutes 1
  7. 7. ‘urban objects’ “smaller than a building, bigger than a phone” (Dan Hill)
  8. 8. INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS. WHAT ISYOUR NAME,AGE, CITY OF ORIGIN,AND JOB? WHAT ARE YOUR URBAN OBJECTS TO CREATE/AMPLIFY/DESTROY? (PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN) Time: 5 minutes 2
  9. 9. 3 DESIGN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD. ABOUT 100 PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN IT. MAKE SUREYOU USE ALL OFTHE URBAN OBJECTSYOU CREATED,THOSEYOU WANTTO AMPLIFY, AND NONE OFTHE ONESYOU WANTTO DESTROY. Time: 20 min
  10. 10. 4 USE THE FORM TO FIND AN ADJECTIVE, A VALUE, AND A GROUP OF INHABITANTS FOR YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD. THEN, CREATE THE MICRO-MANIFESTO Time: 5 min
  11. 11. “a __________ neighbourhood of ____________ designed with _____________ in mind” adjective values people
  12. 12. 5 LET’S GET THE NEIGHBOURHOODS TOGETHER AND CREATE THE CITY OF TAMARA!
  13. 13. 6 BUT A CITY IS NOT JUST AN ARCHIPELAGO OF NEIGHBOURHOODS. HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR GOLDEN ENVELOPE AND EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE! (ONE ENVELOPE EACH NEIGHBOURHOOD) PLEASE, ONE PERSON PER GROUP AT ATIMETO WORK ONTHE MAP Time: 20 min
  14. 14. Thank you very much_ now let’s get back to reality.
  15. 15. Welcome to the year 2100 Welcome to the Alternate Reality Mesh. Welcome to the Centre for Urbanism Prototyping.
  16. 16. Welcome to the year 2100 Welcome to the Alternate Reality Mesh. Welcome to the Centre for Urbanism Prototyping.
  17. 17. Welcome to the year 2100 Welcome to the Alternate Reality Mesh.
  18. 18. Welcome to the year 2100
  19. 19. Welcome back to year 2016
  20. 20. “Your gaze scans the streets as if they were written pages: the city says everything you must think, makes you repeat her discourse, and while you believe you are visiting Tamara, you are only recording the manes with which she defines herself and her parts” (Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities. 1972)
  21. 21. Model of city for the film Logan’s Run - 1976
  22. 22. Bel Geddes, Futurama - 1939
  23. 23. Nick Dunn, Paul Cureton, Serena Pollastri (2014) “A Visual History of the Future” UK Government Office for Science
  24. 24. What would be ways of building visions and scenarios of urban futures that articulate the plurality, differences, and conflicts that characterise the city, rather than being based on consensus and internal coherence?
  25. 25. What would be ways of building visions and scenarios of urban futures that articulate the plurality, differences, and conflicts that characterise the city, rather than being based on consensus and internal coherence? Utopie, 1968-197X
  26. 26. What would be ways of building visions and scenarios of urban futures that articulate the plurality, differences, and conflicts that characterise the city, rather than being based on consensus and internal coherence? Datapolis (ODI) 2016
  27. 27. VISUAL CONVERSATIONS ON URBAN FUTURES Processes and artefacts that utilise visual language to enable or document voices imagining and debating possible futures for life in the city
  28. 28. VISUAL CONVERSATIONS ON URBAN FUTURES Processes and artefacts that utilise visual language to enable or document voices imagining and debating possible futures for life in the city An Atlas of Future Imaginary Cities
  29. 29. VISUAL CONVERSATIONS ON URBAN FUTURES Processes and artefacts that utilise visual language to enable or document voices imagining and debating possible futures for life in the city An Atlas of Future Imaginary Cities
  30. 30. VISUAL CONVERSATIONS ON URBAN FUTURES question assumptions “make possible what appears to be impossible” (Lefebvre) explore truly radical solutions bring marginal voices to the conversation.
  31. 31. Thank you. Serena Pollastri - ImaginationLancaster s.pollastri@lancaster.ac.uk @sere_miru

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