THE IN/VISIBLE CITY: ReSITE 2017 conference unveils the infrastructural heart of urbanism

Urban infrastructure spans all scales and numerous disciplines, ranging from design details to the small print in city policy. In/visible City brought forth the invisible features that give shape to the visible city demonstrating that cultural vitality, social fabric and citizen participation are infrastructural as well. But while the focus on infrastructure was a useful device for initiating these kinds of discussions, a danger of the approach is the predominance of an “above/below the bonnet” dichotomy; cities are not cars, nor are they computers. The speakers partaking at reSITE 2017 offered perspectives along a wide spectrum of architecture and urbanism.

Article published on ArchDaily on Prague architecture and urbanism conference ReSITE’s 2017 edition, co-written with Andres Ramírez, for PLANE–SITE.

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