ARCH+ Salon

ARCH+ Salon: Moravia Manifesto

Friday, September 20, 7pm
ARCH+ Space, Friedrichstraße 23a, 10969 Berlin

Book launch with Maximilian Becker, Juliana Gutiérrez, Cielo Holguín, Albert Kreisel, and Philipp Misselwitz

RSVP is required until Wednesday, September 18 at features[at]archplus.net

We have the pleasure of inviting you to an ARCH+ Salon on the occasion of the book launch of the German-Colombian co-production Moravia Manifesto – Coding Strategies for Informal Neighborhoods.

In view of the rapidly progressing urbanization worldwide, informal settlements especially in the cities of the global south must be a focus of our attention – the majority of new city inhabitants in future will settle in these unplanned extensions of urban centers. The tools and methods of conventional urban planning have so far been unable to tackle this phenomenon. New approaches are required that combine top-down planning and bottom-up initiatives to create sustainable and viable living environments.

The Moravia Manifesto presents the alternative planning approaches put forward by an international Think&Do tank, which were developed together with local participants from the Moravia informal settlement at the heart of the Colombian metropolis Medellín. This new planning approach is contextualized by essays and international case studies. Urban Coding shows new ways of how planning, politics, economy and administration can initiate and implement innovative and inclusive urban transformation processes in co-production with local communities.

The book launch will take place in the course of the Summer School Prototyping Collaborative Spaces, the 5. edition of summer schools organized by the Urban Lab Medellín | Berlin; an initiative founded in 2016 by Urban Oasis – Maximilian Becker, Cielo Holguín, Albert Kreisel, Dubian Monsalve, Nina Pawlicki and Tobias Schrammek, in cooperation with Habitat Unit at TU Berlin – Prof. Philipp Misselwitz and Moritz Ahlert, and Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, supported by ARCH+ Association for the promotion of architectural and urban discourse.

Representatives from Moravia and their project partners and editors from Berlin will jointly present the publication as a result of the three year long cooperation. Participants of the discussion will include Maximilian Becker, Juliana Gutiérrez, Cielo Holguín, Albert Kreisel, and Philipp Misselwitz.

The Moravia Manifesto has been published with Jovis Editors and was recently awarded as one of as one of Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2019 by the Stiftung Buchkunst.

Moravia Manifesto
Coding Strategies for Informal Neighborhoods /
 Estrategias de codificación para barrios populares

Moritz Ahlert / Maximilian Becker / Albert Kreisel / Philipp Misselwitz / Nina Pawlicki / Tobias Schrammek (Hg.)
17 x 24 cm, 344 Seiten, zahlr. farb. Abb.
Published by Jovis
ISBN 978-3-86859-535-2