Metropolis Nonformal

Introduction
Symposium 2013, November 20-23
Metropolis Nonformal - Anticipation
Launching the UN-Habitat Hub on Informal Urbanism
Location: Sophiensaal, Sophienstr. 6, Munich

Curator:
Christian Werthmann,
TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellow (TUM Institute for Advanced Study),
Professor of Landscape Architecture and Design, Leibniz University Hannover

Hosted by:
Regine Keller, TUM in collaboration with UN-Habitat

Supported by:
UN-Habitat – Claudio Acioly Jr., Head Capacity Development Unit, Housing & Urban Management Expert
TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS) – Director Gerhard Abstreiter
International Center, TUM
DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
TUM Graduate School - Graduate Center Architecture
Bayerische Architektenkammer
CAD-Solutions – Graphisoft
Bruns Pflanzen-Export GmbH & Co. KG
Südhausbau KG

Organisation:
Juliane Schneegans, coordinator of the symposium
Sigrid Wagner, event manager/web coordinator of TUM-IAS
Tatjana Steinberger, program manager of TUM-IAS
Asa Isacson, UN Habitat
Christina Milos, Leibniz University Hannover

Informal urbanism is one of the dominant forces driving urban growth in cities in the developing world. During the last half-century a range of interventions were developed to improve the living conditions of existing informal neighborhoods. Less clear, however, are viable strategies for the additional projected two billion ‘slum’ dwellers by 2050. Policy makers mostly focus on the infrastructural deficiencies and illegal status of informal urbanization. In contrast, Metropolis Nonformal – Anticipation operates under the realization that self-construction is in many countries the only viable urbanization model for low-income migrants. Metropolis Nonformal – Anticipation insists that cities must shift from a negative attitude of prevention to a more positive attitude of anticipation and assistance to growing numbers of informal settlers.

The symposium explored anticipatory strategies that actively integrate the entrepreneurial capacity and intelligence of low-income migrants in the production of future urban growth. Are there alternative land ownership and land allocation models that can provide buildable sites? What is the urban form and framework of managed self-construction? How does one communicate with urban migrants in waiting, in transition or recently arrived? Can self-built holistic and resourceful infrastructures be deployed to foster water management, close food-waste cycles, provide building material, offer transport solutions, mitigate unsafe sites and ultimately generate income and jobs?

Metropolis Nonformal served as the launching event of a new ‘Hub on Informal Urbanism’ as part of the Habitat Partner University Initiative (HPUI).

Publikation

Nonformal urbanization will be the dominant mode of urban growth in the coming decades. The results of this growth go by many well-known names, including: slums, favelas, and shantytowns. The precarious conditions of these settlements, excluded from formal legal, social, and infrastructural systems, present a central challenge—and opportunity—in our current and future cities. Short texts explain a range of projects and initiatives, complimented by photographs and personal insights, to present a diversity of responses to the global phenomenon known here as “Metropolis Nonformal”.

Metropolis Nonformal
Christian Werthmann and Jessica Bridger
ORO Applied Research + Design, 2016
240 Seiten
Englisch
ISBN 978-1-940743-14-1

 

Dokumentation auf der IAS-Webseite

http://www.tum-ias.de/news-and-events/documentation/2013/metropolis-nonformal-symposium/introduction.html

The Laufen Manifesto

Videodokumentation Metropolis Nonformal

Weitere Videos auf vimeo.

Metropolis Nonformal

Bild: design stauss grillmeier

12.10.2011
Landscape, Infrastructure and Urbanism in the Global South:
Ein internationales Symposium des TUM Institute of Advanced Study diskutiert Zukunft ungeplanter Großstadtsiedlungen
 
Slum, Bidonville oder Favela - unser Vokabular für informelle Siedlungen betont ihren ausgegrenzten Status, nicht aber ihre beachtliche Dynamik, moralische Legitimität und weltweite Verbreitung. In den letzten hundert Jahren hat der Bau ungeplanter Viertel an den Stadträndern rapide zugenommen. Etwa ein Drittel der Stadtbevölkerung lebt heutzutage dort, in den kommenden Jahrzehnten wird es die Mehrheit der jungen Stadtbewohner sein. Welche Rolle können Planer und Entwerfer in Städten einnehmen, in denen jeder ein Städtebauer ist? Eine neue Generation von Entwerfern sieht informelle Siedlungen nicht mehr als Störfaktor, sondern als mutige Antwort auf die Unfähigkeit der Regierungen, Wohnraum zu schaffen, mit eigenem urbanen Potenzial.

Beim Symposium "Metropolis Nonformal - Landscape, Infrastructure and Urbanism in the Global South" an der Technischen Universität München diskutieren am 13. und 14. Oktober 2011 renommierte Experten unter anderem aus Deutschland, Brasilien, Kenia und den USA neue Konzepte und Praxisbeispiele im Umgang mit informellen Stadtvierteln.

Das vollständige Programm finden Sie unter http://www.tum-ias.de/metropolis-nonformalsymposium/program.html.
Die Konferenzsprache ist Englisch. Die Teilnahme am Symposium ist kostenlos. Interessenten melden sich bitte über folgendem Link online an: http://www.tum-ias.de/metropolis-nonformalsymposium/registration.html.

Kurator:
Christian Werthmann
, Hans Fischer Senior Fellow am TUM-IAS, Associate Professor Harvard Graduate School of Design

Veranstalter:
Lehrstuhl für Landschaftsarchitektur und öffentlichen Raum der TUM in Kooperation mit dem 4. Weihenstephaner Forum Landschaftsarchitektur und Landschaftsplanung sowie dem TUM Institute for Advanced Study

Metropolis Nonformal – Program

Thursday, October 13   
17:00 Reception
18:00 Metropolis Nonformal
Claudio Acioly: The Nonformal City

Friday, October 14
09:00 Introduction
Regine Keller: Welcome by the vice president of TUM?Christian Werthmann: Metropolis  Nonformal - Landscape, Infrastructure and Urbanism in the Global South          
09:30 Community
Phillip Thompson: Participation and Social Engineering Flavio Janches: Whose City is it? Design Strategies for Marginalized Communities in Buenos Aires?Moderator: Hubert Klumpner                
11:00 Break
11:30 Productivity
Gabriel Duarte: Angolan and Brazilian Favelas
Arthur Adeya: Productive Public Space in Kibera, Nairobi
Moderator: Phillip Thompson                
13:00 Lunchbreak
14:00 Fluidity
Fernando de Mello Franco: Watery Voids, São Paulo
Anuradha Mathur: SOAK, Mumbai
Moderator: Gabriel Duarte                
15:30 Break
16:00 Mobility
Hubert Klumpner: Scaling Caracas’ Magic Mountain
Alejandro Echeverri: Transportation, Education and Public Space in Medellin
Moderator: Fernando de Mello Franco        
17:30 Finale
Oliver Heiss, Werner Lang, Regine Keller, Udo Weilacher, Sophie Wolfrum
Moderator: Christian Werthmann    
18:30 Farewell, Get-together