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Tepito Market, Mexico City

Photo: DigitalGlobe

Superhighway Market, China

Photo: Gutierrez and Portefaix

Muna, Saudi Arabia

Photo: Bodo Rasch Archive

Oktoberfest, Germany

Photo: Mario Siegemund

Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India

Photo: Dinesh Mehta

Rom Hoop Market, Thailand

Photo: Soranart Sinuraibhan

Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India

Photo: Dinesh Mehta

Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

September 14, 2017 – March 18, 2018

How long-term should urban planning be?

Munich’s Oktoberfest, the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage in India (or the largest gathering of humans on the planet), the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and other major events demonstrate that flexible architectural configurations are temporarily deployed around the globe to provide medium-term shelter, often to enormous crowds. Such structures fulfill a range of functional tasks and are used in religious and cultural festivals or can take the form of military camps, refugee camps, or even temporary mining towns. This show traces a global phenomenon that has become increasingly topical given today’s current state of mass migration triggered by climate change, political strife, and natural disasters. 

The exhibition is based on a long-term study by Rahul Mehrotra at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Felipe Vera at the Centro de Ecologia Paisaje y Urbanismo in Santiago de Chile. This research on Ephemeral Cities focuses on the systematic analyses of hundreds of cases sharing the same common denominator: they are settlements with an expiration date!

Publication:

Edited by Andres Lepik in collaboration with Marcelo della Giustina and Chiara Ursini

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Veranstaltungen im Kontext der Ausstellung:

Lecture accompanying the exhibition Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

 

 

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Kinder- und Jugendworkshop im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Ephemeral Urbanism" 

 

 

 

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with Marcelo della Giustina and Stefan Gruhne

 

 

 

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with Marcelo della Giustina and Stefan Gruhne

 

 

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Kinder- und Jugendworkshop im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Ephemeral Urbanism" 

 

 

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Lecture accompanying the exhibition Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

 

 

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with Marcelo della Giustina and Stefan Gruhne

 

 

[more]more...

Kinder- und Jugendworkshop im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Ephemeral Urbanism" 

 

 

 

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