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Bottazzi, Roberto, 2009, Conference or Workshop, Glimpses of an urbanism to come at Architecture and Justice, Lincoln University, 25-27 Nov 2009. (Unpublished)

Abstract or Description:

First exhaustive research paper to provide a comprehensive spatial analysis of the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, Italy. The paper argues that the 2001 G8 Summit saw the emergence of spatial techniques to control public spaces that would become paradigmatic of the urbanism of the XXIst century. Through maps and diagrams the events that took place during the summit are analysed and then compared to planning techniques utilised in other political rallies (2007 APEC, Sydney) or new cities (Dubai). By highlighting what tools and concepts underpin this emergent urbanism, the paper calls for a kind of architect that understands his role beyond the mere invention of new forms.

Subjects: Architecture > K400 Planning (Urban > K440 Urban studies
School or Centre: School of Architecture
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 12:45
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 11:32
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/765

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