What? العمارة من اجل التغير
Initiated and curated since 2014 by Insaf Ben Othmane founder of Œcumene Studio ArchitectureForChange .// At the margin of the discipline, is a collective platform offering series of workshops, seminars that aim to foster knowledge exchange and to track innovations, different practices in the field of Architecture and in particular : Architecture in development” designed and developed by Oecumene Studio.
Why? العمارة من اجل التغير
The 21st century witnesses a shift in architecture and urban practice with architects, urbanists, planners, artists and others from different disciplines getting more and more involved in community development projects, urban development and conflicts resolutions fields; Mostly, Architecture is responding to today’s human condition.
‘Nudging Limitations’ Series of talks will be looking to understand how different and mostly multi-layered limitations drive change that (re)structure the built-environment, and extend to (re)wire the societal behaviour and influence policies? How does nudging old and new (imagined) fixities of limitations through spatial practices allow meanings to (re)emerge within them?
We address “Limitation” beyond the traditional semiology of both limits and restrains. We use the word in its wider sense that have in addition of its negative connotations of restrictiveness, its challenging nature that induces creativity to crack open the darkened status quo and sheds a light on possibilities: It is about how limitations becomes submissive to the “will to/for change. We focus on spatial processes, ongoing and un-finished hands-on practices in order to understand, learn and develop.
Curated by :
Insaf Ben Othmane H.
The full program includes presentations by:
1- Rasha Arous, Egypt ““Dis/placed : place making and community organization experiences of refugee hosting area in Cairo”;
2-Shirley Rodrigues Sampaio “Hope Space”; Alejandro Collia, Argentina “Ribera of Quilmes: limitations on buiiding urban spaces with social, environmental and economic potential for the community and the city”,
3-WAI Architecture Think Tank, with Nathalie Frankowski & Cruz Garcia, USA “Narratives of Failed Optimism”,
4- Tareq Nasser, Palestine “Creating hope on the ground; the case of East Jerusalem”,
5-Renet Korthals Altes, Netherlands “From Limitations to opportunities: Children and the right to play”,
6- Passaint Massoud, Egypt “Dawn Of Materials A deep investigation to capture the intellectual power of materials”,
7-Layla Zibar, Iraqi Kurdistan “Dwelling and Homing in Refugeehood”