“Planning Unplanned_Exploring the New Role of the Urban Practitioner”

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The research project “urban matters” is holding a symposium with the Title “Planning Unplanned_Exploring the New Role of the Urban Practitioner” which will take place from the 19-20th November at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning in Vienna.

Here a short introduction of the symposium:

“In a context of deindustrialization, deregulation and privatization, artists have joined architects and urban planners to assume an ever more important role in the restructuring of cities. The aim of this international symposium is to discuss and reposition these urban practitioners’ activity: what significance do artistic practices gain in view of the increasingly investor-oriented (urban) planning? What tools and methods have urban practitioners developed so far, and how have they experienced cross-disciplinary cooperation? What conditions are needed for artistic and experimental urban strategies to enter into the current planning practice? How can such strategies resist exploitation for neoliberal interests and facilitate the social effectiveness of future-oriented, innovative ideas?

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