• Pedro Aibéo

Lecture Tour on Architectural Democracy


Architectural Democracy is currently on a lecture tour.

These talks and workshops are an important part of the data gathering to validate or disproof my hypothesis of my Doctoral Research on "Architectural Democracy".

Pic 1. 1st talk of the tour at Metropolia. Speaker, Pedro Aibéo, Photo by Sunil Suwal, 2018

The tour started at Metropolia University on the 26th January 2018.

Here are the tour dates:

2018/06/tbc -Shanghai, China

2018/06/tbc - Palermo, Italy

2018/05/18 - Helsinki, Finland

2018/05/15 - Hebron, Palestine

2018/04/tbc - Helsinki, Finland

2018/02/26 - London, UK

2018/02/20 - Edinburgh, Scotland

2018/02/19 - Glasgow, Scotland

2018/02/15 - Delft, Netherlands

2018/02/05 - Espoo, Finland

2018/01/26 - Helsinki, Finland

The evidences are gathered following a scientific method.

The lectures follow this structure:

Title: Architectural Democracy

Structure (short lecture):

- 5 min to fill in a short form

- 25 min lecture with a projector

- 10 min to fill in the second form

- X min for discussion

Structure (one day workshop):

- 10 min to fill in a short form

- 40 min lecture with a projector

- 60 min discussion

- Break

- 2 hours group forming and tasks

- 1 hour presentation of group work

Abstract:

Architectural Democracy proposes a framework to explore the relationships between architecture and democracy. The proposed matrix creates common ground for diverse stakeholders to better understand the complexity of cities, and thus to participate more actively in it. It is argued that this process provides a structured tool to evaluate the quality of both architecture and democracy. It contextualizes the concept of ‘Architectural Democracy’ and gives the possibility to gather data from both citizens and experts, and to later develop it into a quantifiable set of metrics.

Keywords:

architecture, democracy, digitization, open systems, smart city, right to the city

Lecturer's Bio:

Pedro Aibéo is a Design Architect (M.Sc., Dipl. Ing., TU Darmstadt, Germany) and Civil Engineer (M.Sc., Licenciatura, FEUP, Porto) with over 50 buildings design and built in 18 countries, currently practicing at AIBEO architecture. He is a Kone Foundation Research Fellow at Aalto University, Finland, a Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM University, Mexico, and a Visiting Researcher at Wuhan University of Technology in China. His work is multidisciplinary ranging from arts, science, design and politics.

www.aibeo.com

pedro.aibeo@aalto.fi

Location requirements:

Formal or informal location, with a projector

Admission requirements:

All are welcome

Languages:

Talks can be held in English, German, Portuguese or Spanish

Pictures for promotion of the event: please download here

Pic 2 Poster for the lecture at the Glasgow School of Art, 2018

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Pedro Aibéo is a Design Architect and Civil Engineer with over 50 buildings designed and built worldwide, currently practicing at AIBEO architecture. He is a Kone FoundationResearch Fellow at Aalto University for the Doctoral Research of “Architectural Democracy” and a Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM University, Mexico. His research and practice interests are multidisciplinary spanning from arts, science, design and politics.

Research supported by the #konefoundation

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