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Collaborative Ideas for the cities and landscapes in 21st Century

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Collaborative Ideas for the cities and landscapes in 21st Century

Martin Joseph Barry, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture, SAD / reSITE, Czech Republic

This will be a presentation combining the urbanism, landscape architecture and social innovation from Martin Joseph Barry and his work with W Architecture and Landscape Architecture in New York and reSITE in Prague. This lecture will address three main themes: the basic framework and contemporary landscape architectural and urbanism theory practiced by Martin Barry out of W Architecture-New York; liveability in the urban realm and how collaborative ideas that bridge the gap between design, policy, finance and participation are making cities more liveable competitive and resilient places to live, work and play; and future directions of non-profit design businesses in the CEE region and how they might work together to implement liveability in cities. Relative to the first theme about contemporary theory and practice of landscape architecture, Barry will present a basic outline of ecological and resilient visions for forward-thinking cities. The projects will focus on two contemporary waterfront works in Canada and the United States. The second phase of the lecture will focus on the work of Prague and Brooklyn-based reSITE, who is using collaboration as a tool to talk about sustainable urban design and simultaneously catalyze the public, which is a visionary and new concept in the CEE region. Last, Martin plans to discuss how social oriented businesses like reSITE are looking to change the way design firms operate and think together.

The main objective of the lecture is to raise awareness of what is happening outside the region relative to urbanism and landscape architecture in cities and how design-based organizations can catalyze growth and participation at once. The goal is to inspire new uses for the Sava and Danube in Belgrade while inciting a conversation about how cities might utilize younger generations to kick-start cultural and innovation hubs as keys to growth and smart urban living.

Martin will also be leading a workshop at BINA with several other architects and experts in social innovation and design. The aim of the workshop is to create an innovative urban intervention that could change life in the city of Belgrade for everyday citizens.

  • Faculty of Technical Science in Novi Sad, Dositeja Obradovica Sq. 6, Novi Sad
    Friday, 16 May 2014
    lecture
    10.00 am – 12.00 pm

  • Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Artget Gallery, The Republic Square 5
    Friday, 16 May 2014
    lecture
    8.00 – 8.45 pm