Prokalo Seminar: Juan Hevia, Shrinkage vs Growth


  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 17:15 to 19:00

For the first Prokalo of the year we are very pleased to present Juan Hevia, visiting teacher from San Pablo CEU University Madrid.

Juan's visit promises to be a stimulating discussion of urban development with a presentation and workshop entitled 'Shrinkage vs Growth'. See below for abstract. Juan has has considerable teaching and professional practice, having worked with Rafael Moneo for 10+ years before setting up his independent practice.

Professional competitions include the extension to the Prado Museum, the Congress Centre of Cordoba, and constructions of the Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, the Souks in Beirut and the Aragonia Centre in Zaragoza, and contribution to the urbanisation of the Read Madrid Sports City. Juan is also very active in the academic field and teaches "Projects" at the CEU-San Pablo University.  

With the usual complimentary drinks and snacks! 

Abstract:

…4 hours from Madrid…

 

S = v . t ?

 

Shrinkage vs growth,

or how to cope with the ever changing speed of urban development

 

How should we proceed?

 

Human being …definition…dimensions…

…relations…scale…

 

Human developments …growth…improvements…

 

We are… …live in…inhabit…deal with…use…

…behaving…right to decide…freedom of choice…

Space of relationship

 

Nomads or sedentaries…

 

Together or separated…

 

How much dispersal? …how much concentration…?

 

What is needed? …for living…for pleasure…

 

Velocity …walking…running…flying…

 

What is desirable?

 

A city for walking or running?

Which size should our cities be?

Small cities or a sum of neighbourhoods?

 

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