elcasc is a sociocultural renewal project set in Villena, Spain, which aims to investigate and transform aspects of the historic city centre’s social and urban fabric. Over the course of 10 days in the summer of 2013, from july 29th to august 8th, a 200-strong multi-disciplinary group of students and young professionals from around the world will descend upon the town and work together to devise and deliver a series of low-cost architectural, artistic and cultural interventions that draw on and celebrate the city’s local heritage and socio-cultural patterns.
If you are interested in tactical and adaptive urbanism, spend some time in Spain working with people and getting to know some organisations with an innovative and creative approach to urban issues, this is your place this summer.
We are pleased to contact you with the aim of making know a new initiative that searches the recovery of historic city centres, elcasc. A project that begins its first edition in Villena. Elcasc is an academic and institutional event that will take place in the historic centre of Villena. Over the course of 10 days, a 200-strong multi-disciplinary group of students and young professionals from around the world will devise and deliver a series of low-cost architectural, artistic and cultural interventions. These workshops will be led by young well-known tutors. elcasc consists of 12 practical workshops and a theoretical seminar about the historical centre reactivation through different disciplines like architecture, design, art, urbanism, restoration, sociology, economy, engineering or audiovisual communication. Moreover, it will offer different activities in order to discover the city and its boundaries so the evolution and the current historical centre conditions can be understood. To get more information about this project, look up the official web site www.elcasc.com
http://Week picks #17
MiLES – MADE IN LOWER EAST SIDE
Week picks series features every Friday some initiatives and projects I found or want to highlight on this blog. It will help me to track new findings from community groups, startups or local governments working and delivering solutions relevant to the issues of this blog. I often bookmark them or save them on Tumblr while I wait to use them. Maybe this a good way.
My latest presentation on adaptive urbanism (Valencia, May 8th)
Promising new book by Jan Gehl.
At the end of May, the Danish publisher Bogværket will publish the book Bylivsstudier by Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre. The book is filled with inspiration on how to go out in the city and study city life. In the fall, the book will be out in the US, published by Island Press and titled How to study public life. The book both presents tools on how to study the relationship between the built form and life, as well as a historic perspective on the field of city life studies.