Opening: Zugang für Alle – Sao Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures

Opening: Zugang für Alle – Sao Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures

What is more important, tourism or sustainability for local citizens? The Brazilian city Sao Paulo is a megacity with more than twenty million inhabitants in its Metropolitan area that have complex problems like extreme traffic, air pollution, water shortage, and informal settlements. While the trend in many cities around the world seems to be having an architectural work by a famous architect that can attract tourism, the city of Sao Paulo counts with functional architectural infrastructure that stands for its social sustainability. The exhibition Zugang für Alle – São Paulo’s…

Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

We live in the ephemeral era. As Zygmunt Bauman explained in his latest books, the globalization, among other things, had made all liquid and fragile. We are not in the same job until retirement, maybe we don’t have the same couple all of our life, and probably we are not going to live in the same house forever. The exhibition Does Permanence Matter? talks about this question from the perspective of ephemeral urbanism. Architecture and structures that are quickly erected and dismantled are the protagonists of this project. Oktoberfest in Munich, Burning…