UABB hosted a traveling dialogue together with MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome “Informal City: Strategies in Diversity” on June 15th. They put forward the urgent question of how to invent different but relevant ideas and approaches for the future evolution of our urban life. The discussions argued that it was time to go beyond the top-down model of development and learn from the bottom-up creative initiatives of the people who inhabit this transitional reality—especially those in the “Global South”—and their strategies of resistance and invention. The traditional focued on the centre hasto shift towards the periphery and beyond to the regional exchange process, in order to include informal and new developments.
June 15, 5:30–7pm
Video Gallery, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts
Via Guido Reni 4A – 00196 Rome, Italy
English/Italian simultaneous interpreting service and vice versa will be provided in this event.
HOU Hanru, Artistic Director, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts; Curator, 2017 UABB (Shenzhen)
Elena Motisi, Curator, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts
Nick Axel, Deputy Editor, e-flux Architecture
Nicolò Bassetti, Landscape Architect
Francesca Frassoldati, Professor at Polytechnic University of Turin
Joseph Grima, Architect
MENG Yan, Curator, 2017 UABB (Shenzhen); Principal Architect and Co-Founder Of URBANUS
YANG Yong, Co-Curator, 2017 UABB (Shenzhen); Founder of Shangqi Art
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator, MAXXI Architecture