|Author||theodoropoulou, matina , Greece|
Work title: THE URBANISM OF ASSEMBLAGE: THE CITY OF COMMERCE EXPERIMENT (0000801610)Description:
Assemblages. The world is constructed of them. Is an emergent whole, affected by the interactions of it’s component parts. Globalization is a multiscaled reality, that acts on the political, economic and social stratas. From the individual person, to the territorial states and the transnational organizations, relationships are shaped that do not restrict themselves into one scale of action. That implies, that a new urban reality could emerge, by redefining the existing relationships and re-using the available resourses that construct our urban condition. This project is an attempt to link the micro- and macro- levels of the different social entities that compose the City of Commerce. The proposal is an flexible and adaptable network system, which is aiming to create an urban condition against segregation, inequality and expendability. It intends to become a map, a rhizome. Making use of the existing urban situation, the purpose is to create a democratic plateau on which patterns overlap, intersect, and mutate in unexpected ways. In order to address the emerging informality, the system has to be complex and non-linear.