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Illegal - irregular - clandestine - uncontrolled - slum - skid row - favela - barrio - bidonville - shantytown. Our common vocabulary for nonformal urbanism emphasizes its outcast nature, but not its magnitude, dynamism and legitimacy. Today a new generation of designers engages the conflicted and large territory of self made cities through carefully calibrated infrastructure and landscape interventions. Metropolis Nonformal traces their particular modes of operation in an emerging field that is crucial for the future of global design practice.

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

Host: TUM - Technische Universität München, Faculty of Architecture, Chair of Landscape Architecture and Public Space - Regine Keller in cooperation with 4th Weihenstephaner Forum 2011

Featured Speakers: Claudio Acioly, Arthur Adeya, Gabriel Duarte, Alejandro Echeverri, Flavio Janches, Hubert Klumpner, Anuradha Mathur, Fernando de Mello Franco, Phillip Thompson

Location: TUM - Technische Universität München, Main Building, Arcisstraße 21 80333 München, Germany, Vorhoelzer Forum, Room 5170, 5th floor

Time: from Thursday, October 13, 17:30 to Friday, October 14, 19:00

Sponsor: TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS)

Registration: www.tum-ias.de/metropolis-nonformal-symposium

METROPOLIS NONFORMAL, Landscape, Infrastructure and Urbanism in the Global South

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TUM - Technische Universität München, Faculty of Architecture. Main Building, Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München, Germany

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