UCL Urban Laboratory


Convivial City: roundtable

24 September 2016, 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

Turning Tables website

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European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, 3659 Strada Nuova, Venezia, Italy

In the modern age planners have considered citizens as consumer-users. On the contrary, a convivial society has the power to make its habitat and its tools. A convivial community is a community of makers. In a post-industrial age the convivial tools are useful to maximise the resilience of communities because they make possible a kind of production not linked to enforced consumption. The Convivial City is a paradigm to address the work of community in a scenario of laboratory_city.

This roundtable, organised by Dr Chiara Rizzi, aims to share experiences based on convivial projects of urban space transformation. Dr Rizzi is an architect, research fellow and lecturer at the University of Trento and adjunct professor at the University of Genoa.

This discussion takes place as part of Turning Tables at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, organised by the URBAN LAB+ International Network of Urban Laboratories and including the UCL Urban Laboratory.

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