Online Seminar “Informal City. Reflections on Self-Construction and City Making”Leave a Comment
28th november 2023, 9.00-10.30 hrs. Chile|12.00-13.30 hrs. UK|14.00-15.30 hrs. Lebanon|15.00-16.30 hrs. Turkey
Informal City. Reflections on Self-Construction and City Making will bring together architects, urbanists, anthropologists, and historians to share different views and their current research on the processes or urban and housing production in informal settlements.
By 2050, nearly 70% of the world’s population will be urban, but much of this growth will be unplanned. Today, urban growth involves formal and informal processes that complement each other. While the formal system is top-down, policy-driven, and follows planning standards, the informal system is bottom-up, needs-driven, and initiated by residents without necessarily following standards. The informal system is inevitable in its evolution, especially in developing countries. Therefore, understanding informal cities is fundamental for future development, but also a major challenge that requires knowledge and collaboration across disciplines. This seminar aims to discuss different views and perspectives on the informal city in different parts of the world, and the processes that have led the inhabitants of these cities to construct by themselves and take a role in city-making.
The session will consist of short 15-minute presentations followed by a roundtable discussion and an open Q&A session.
Conveners: Global Humanities Network, City and Territory Lab (LCT), and Centre for the Humanities, Universidad Diego Portales.