Production, The City And Its Culture

12 Oct - 14 Oct 2016
Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, Wroclaw, PL
ul. Bernardyńska 5 Wrocław, Poland

Are we able to imagine a situation in which production and industry once again become the driving force of cultural change? Wroclaw’s tradition with its once powerful and dynamic industry and modern research base is the perfect place to ask the question about the meaning and value of industrial production and manufacturing.
Striving for continuously improving the social status of citizens has become a driving force of cities. Due to the preference of knowledge and services over the value of production, development of the service sector became an essential tool to achieve this vision. But what about artists, artisans and producers? Who will produce all the shirts, phones, cars, lightbulbs, baskets, rompers, books and pens ...? The culture of production gave way to culture based on the ideals and ideas, separated from the material world of things and objects.
The main aim of the conference is a call for rethinking the issues of production and manufacturing as part of the innovation process. We also want to think what will be the impact of renaissance of manufacturing, production and industry on the shape of our cities – is it even possible?

Full Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, 12.10.2016

Future Architecture Party at Klub Uff (ul. Nankiera 1)
Thrusday, 13.10.2016

12.00 – 12.15

The official opening of the conference – presentation of the Future Architecture Platform project
12.15 – 12.40
FROM CRAFTSMEN, over DESIGNERS, TO POST-FUTURIST INNOVATORS. Brief Theses on the Long History of Making by Ana Jeinic (Zagreb) (FA)
12.40 – 13.05
Revitalization or Necromancy? Modes of Transformation of Post-Industrial Cities by Miloš Kosec (Ljubljana) (FA)
13.05 – 13.30
Makers and the City by Justyna Swat (Paryż/Paris)
13.30 – 13.55
RE-BALANCE by Manuela Schirra (Trieste) (FA)
13.55 – 14.30
 coffee break
14.30 – 14.55

Making and the right to the city by Ania Molenda, Cristina Ampatzidou (Rotterdam) (FA)
14.55 – 15.20
The Volga Project by Kuba Snopek (Wrocław)
15.20 – 15.45
Revitalization of downtown housing areas at the junction of brownfields. Centrum Świebodzkie and Śródmieście Południowe - case studies by
Przemysław Filar (Wrocław)
15.45 – 16.10
The city strategist as an artist, a strategy as a political decision by Łukasz Medeksza (Wrocław)
Friday, 14.10.2016

13.00 – 13.30
Production, the city and its culture by Tomaž Pipan (Ljubljana) (FA)

13.30 – 14.00
The second cities  in front of the challenges of global competition by Mateusz Błaszczyk (Wrocław)
14.00 – 14.30
The 'Wrocław 2030' strategy by Andrzej Łoś (Wrocław)
14.30 – 15.00
 coffee break
15.00 – 16.00
panel discussion

Introduction and moderation: Edwin Bendyk

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