Medellín: Topography of Knowledge
Urban Transformation Through Collective Processes

Friday, 5 June 2015

A symposium on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Medellín: Topography of Knowledge" at Aedes Architecture Forum

Part 1

Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00:00 - 00:05:42

Opening Address
Jorge Perez Jaramillo, Director of Planning, Medellín - 00:06:05 - 00:40:52

Andres Ramirez, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:41:10 - 00:59:47

Part 2

Edward Schwarz
, Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Zurich - 00:00:00 - 00:12:00
Eduard Kögel, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:12:15 - 00:17:05

Lecture: Medellín’s Urban Development
Juan Manuel Patiño, Subdirector of Planning, Medellín - 00:17:11 - 00:56:19
Q & A Session - 00:56:40 - 01:06:16

How was it possible through progressive urban planning and architecture to transform Colombia's second largest city from a war- and crime-ridden place to a prospered and liveable metropolis? To celebrate and inaugurate the exhibition, "Medellín: Topography of Knowledge", ANCB introduced the city’s recent history in the company of main actors and local experts. Bringing the topic of the exhibition closer to home, the symposium contextualized main themes to local issues and ANCB’s ongoing research initiative Mobilising the Periphery, which focuses on the challenges of peripheries and emerging urban structures worldwide.

In collaboration with:
Alcaldía de Medellín
Agencia de Cooperación e Inversión de Medellín y el Área Metropolitana




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