Future Urbanisms, Genetic Cities
Saturday, 24 June 2017, 4.00 - 5.30 pm
With Thom Mayne and Aaron Betsky, on the occasion of the exhibition Houston: Genetic City. Envisioning a Future Post-Industry, Post-Oil, Post-Sprawl at Aedes Architecture Forum
Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017, 4.00 - 5.30 pm
Place: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18 - 19, 10119 Berlin
The panel discussion takes a close look at the specific urban condition, typology and development of the City of Houston. Together with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis and Aaron Betsky, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin, the panel critically discusses Houston’s unique evolving urban form. In addition to the soon to be third most populous and most sprawling city in the US, Houston also completely lacks zoning regulations and thereby allows for unusual development patterns that can react quickly to changing market conditions. This opens up immense opportunities beyond conventional city planning for the urban revival of Houston, as much as it puts the city at the stake of commercial developers. The panel aims to explore questions raised by the specific regional urban condition of Houston also against the backdrop of a wider global narrative in contemporary urban planning and renewal.
Unfortunately, Wolf D. Prix is unable to participate. We are very pleased that Aaron Betsky will join the debate.
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Director, Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin
Patricia Belton Oliver, FAIA, Dean of the College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston, Houston
Thom Mayne, Morphosis, Los Angeles
Aaron Betsky, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin, Scottsdale
Lukas Feireiss, Studio Lukas Feireiss, Berlin
PRIOR TO THE SYMPOSIUM: GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS FROM 2.00 TO 4.00 PM
by Prof. Peter Zweig, Prof. Matt Johnson and Prof. Jason Logan
The exhibition Houston: Genetic City. Envisioning a Future Post-Industry, Post-Oil, Post-Sprawl at Aedes Architecture Forum will be open from 2.00 - 4.00 pm. Professors and students of the University of Houston will introduce you to the projects, discuss urban and architectural aspects of contemporary architecture and urban design of Houston, and will happily answer any questions you may have.
Opening hours on Saturday, 24 June 2017: 2.00 - 4.00 pm
General opening hours: Tue - Fri 11.00 am - 6.30 pm, Sun - Mon 1.00 - 5.00 pm
The event will be in English. Admission is free.
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you!