Digital model of Piacenza Parangole, the old city, with the addition of new mobility loops and urban devices. Credits: Urban-Think Tank with Politecnico di Milano, OC. Open City international summer school participants
event
Thursday 30 November 2017 ore 18:00 - ore 19:30

Urban-Think Tank: Utopia now!

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall
admission free subject to availability of places

The title Utopia now is a provocation that casts doubt on the very notion of the cultural and spatial urban context.
Starting out from Le Corbusier’s famous ultimatum “architecture or revolution” and Buckminster Fuller’s more catastrophic later sentence “utopia or oblivion”, Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, founders of the Urban-Think Tank group define the framework of our contemporary society and imagine a more equitable and sustainable future.

The event also represents an opportunity to talk about the research project presented within the ambit of The Independent, Città Parangolé, concerning the city of the XXI century as a form of continuity with post-utopian thinking.

Introduced by
Elena Motisi, curator, MAXXI

Speakers
Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, Urban-Think Tank
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator MAXXI Architettura
Hou Hanru, Artistic Director MAXXI