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Ana Carreño Fernandez-Travanco

http://www.anacarreno.com

Gijón, Spain
Ana Carreño Fernández-Travanco has a Master in Advanced Architectural Projects (2019) from the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, where she currently develops her PhD thesis. She has collaborated with practices in Denmark and Spain, developing projects integrating sustainability and rehabilitation. Currently, she develops her activity on her own, combining architecture and photography with research on the built environment and collaborations in various digital publications.

Call for ideas 2020

Postindustrial Shrinking Cities


Urban heterotopies

Postindustrial Shrinking Cities


Urban heterotopies
Describing the transformations of the postindustrial era in the social and urban structures.
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The project's main concern is to investigate the postindustrial shrinking cities, or what happens in an urban and social context when the main industry reduces either ceases its activity. In this sense, the research has led to global matters such as urban shrinkage and the degrowth culture, which have become an urgent topic in the contemporary architectural scene. Thus, it intends to show how these cities face a critical duplicity, between the promoted image of a city that moves forward from the obsolete industry - the artifice-, and on the other hand a perceptible decadent side, which is rarely assimilated by administrative agencies or by their own inhabitants - the heterotopia-.
Despite affecting a local level, urban shrinkage is a global issue which needs to get exposure as this problematic is not only related with deindustrialization, but degrowth is also a consequence of global warming and socio-political instability.


Postindustrial Shrinking Cities


Urban heterotopies

Postindustrial Shrinking Cities


Urban heterotopies
Describing the transformations of the postindustrial era in the social and urban structures.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

The project's main concern is to investigate the postindustrial shrinking cities, or what happens in an urban and social context when the main industry reduces either ceases its activity. In this sense, the research has led to global matters such as urban shrinkage and the degrowth culture, which have become an urgent topic in the contemporary architectural scene. Thus, it intends to show how these cities face a critical duplicity, between the promoted image of a city that moves forward from the obsolete industry - the artifice-, and on the other hand a perceptible decadent side, which is rarely assimilated by administrative agencies or by their own inhabitants - the heterotopia-.
Despite affecting a local level, urban shrinkage is a global issue which needs to get exposure as this problematic is not only related with deindustrialization, but degrowth is also a consequence of global warming and socio-political instability.



Idea by

Ana Carreño Fernandez-Travanco
Gijón
Spain
Ana Carreño Fernández-Travanco has a Master in Advanced Architectural Projects (2019) from the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, where she currently develops her PhD thesis. She has collaborated with practices in Denmark and Spain, developing projects integrating sustainability and rehabilitation. Currently, she develops her activity on her own, combining architecture and photography with research on the built environment and collaborations in various digital publications.