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Stefano Boccardo

Gruppo Informale

http://www.stefanoboccardo.it

Via di Scurreria, Genova, Italy
Stefano Boccardo, 1983, graduated in Genoa -IT in 2008. After a gran-tour working with Topotek1 (DE), Recetas Urbanas (ES), and Alianza Internacional de Habitantes (ARG), in 2012 he came back in Italy, founding Gruppo Informale, and carrying out researches and experimentations about participatory architecture, co-creation, re-use, public space and self-construction.

Citizen Liberation Front


Urbanize this! / anti-urban planning manifesto

Citizen Liberation Front


Urbanize this! / anti-urban planning manifesto
Future Architecture as tool maker for citizens emancipation

After a century of branded project leadership and megacities confidence, we are ready for a new form of design and inhabit the world.

Planning and zoning, with their outcome control, brought more to a land consumption than a natural use. Territories laze between speculation and state of abandon. Bureaucracy discourages inhabitants' direct action and creates non-virtuous fabrics.

Future architects must focus on empty space between attractive centres. Future urban planners should show that, without a center, peripheries do not exist. Future designers should care about process complexities, creating new tools to make solutions grow by themself.

Future Architecture must: Avoid predetermined design and closed solutions. Create modifiable and repairable products. Encourage diversity and juxtaposition against problematic mono-functions. Promote localism, direct action and self-organization. Prefer organic city growth rather than extensive planning. Promote non-speculative land use.


Citizen Liberation Front


Urbanize this! / anti-urban planning manifesto

Citizen Liberation Front


Urbanize this! / anti-urban planning manifesto
Future Architecture as tool maker for citizens emancipation

After a century of branded project leadership and megacities confidence, we are ready for a new form of design and inhabit the world.

Planning and zoning, with their outcome control, brought more to a land consumption than a natural use. Territories laze between speculation and state of abandon. Bureaucracy discourages inhabitants' direct action and creates non-virtuous fabrics.

Future architects must focus on empty space between attractive centres. Future urban planners should show that, without a center, peripheries do not exist. Future designers should care about process complexities, creating new tools to make solutions grow by themself.

Future Architecture must: Avoid predetermined design and closed solutions. Create modifiable and repairable products. Encourage diversity and juxtaposition against problematic mono-functions. Promote localism, direct action and self-organization. Prefer organic city growth rather than extensive planning. Promote non-speculative land use.



Idea by

Stefano Boccardo
Gruppo Informale
Via di Scurreria
Genova
Italy
Stefano Boccardo, 1983, graduated in Genoa -IT in 2008. After a gran-tour working with Topotek1 (DE), Recetas Urbanas (ES), and Alianza Internacional de Habitantes (ARG), in 2012 he came back in Italy, founding Gruppo Informale, and carrying out researches and experimentations about participatory architecture, co-creation, re-use, public space and self-construction.