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Ephemeral urbanism : cities in constant flux / Rahul Mehrotra & Felipe Vera with Jose Mayoral ; preface by Richard Sennett ; afterword by Ricky Burdett.

Santiago, Chile : ARQ ediciones, 2016.
First edition.
318 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 17 cm.
Summary note:
"As one of the outcomes of the Ephemeral City Research Project conceived in the Harvard Graduate School of Design with the aim of bringing to light the idea that nonpermanent configurations of the urban landscape are legitimate within the discourse on cities this book describes temporary settlements from all over the world that challenge the illusion of the permanence of the urban landscape. Ephemeral Urbanism invites us to ponder over aspects of material impermanence such as dematerialization and disassembly as an integral part of the designand construction processes of cities. Ranging from the scale of the small temporary infill within the urban, to the scale of the ephemeral mega cities, this book gives an overview of hundreds of cases, analyzing settlements or configurations that are constructed for a limited period of time. Through diagrams, photographs and aerial images, this preliminary survey presents an exploration of ome interesting prototypes of flexible urban planning and design. Texts by Richard Sennett and Ricky Burdett give the appropriate framework to understand the relevance of this book."--Provider.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (page 308).
Presentation / Richard Sennett -- Introduction: Ephemeral urbanism: cities in constant flux / Rahul Mehrotra & Felipe Vera -- Taxonomies -- Ephemeral landscapes of Celebration -- Ephemeral landscapes of transaction -- Ephemeral landscapes of extraction -- Ephemeral landscapes of regugee -- Ephemeral landscapes of military -- Ephemeral landscapes of religion -- Ephemeral landscapes of disaster -- Afterword / Ricky Burdett.
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  • 9789569571213
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