Experiments in place-making  at the Bristol Urban Beach, 6-8PM

Think Beach: Experiments in Place Making
6-8pm 14th August, Bristol Urban Beach.

The urban renaissance is now ten years old. But can we yet call it a great
age of cities? In the last great age- the Victorian era- cities created all sorts
of new inventions- public baths, parks, museums, libraries- all new ways to
meet public need during a period of dramatic economic and social change.
In contrast the urban renaissance is in danger of dissolving into a formula
of luxury apartment blocks and bendy bridges. This event will explore
how cities can get better at prototyping new kinds of urban spaces, places
and buildings that meet our 21st aspirations and life-styles.

Chair: Dominic Murphy Director of Creating Excellence South West
Speakers: Andreas Lang from public works.
Inderpaul Johar Zero Zero

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Building Stories - first phase has started in Qazvin, Iran.

Building stories project started its first phase of research and development in Qazvin, a small town an hour west of Tehran in Iran. Starting from collecting narratives from Qazvin residents turning them into a performance which will finally lead to a building stories centre, a new build piece of architecture on the site of the phase1 performance.