Remake – We make: frameworks for social and cultural exchange
‘Architecture as a participative process, rather than an ‘a priori’, abstracting regeneration framework, is the focus of the ‘Remake – We make’ exhibition, evoking and enacting in real time principles of socially distributed urbanism. Community-engaged placemaking, embracing the handmade, the small scale and the improvisational has more positive impact on the social and political life of the city.
These activities are reevaluating architecture’s social contract and organisational models, fostering fresh collaborative processes and deployments of local materials, crafts and skills. The site becomes a heart of educational interaction and open source design, overcoming the typical disconnection between the public and the processes by which spaces are made, and opening new possibilities for the building of social, ecological and health capital’ (Lucy Bullivant, curator, ‘Remake – We make’).
Curator Lucy Bullivant PhD Hon FRIBA – founder and Editor-in-chief of the webzine Urbanista.org, award-winning author (Masterplanning Futures 2012, Routledge, won the Urban Design Group Book of the Year Award, 2014) and a professor of urban design history and theory – has conceived of ‘Remake – We make’ as a space for both learning and the making of elements that build during the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture Shenzhen, from December 2015-February 2016.
Lucy Bullivant Curator
Studio Weave + 00 Architecture
Carl Turner Architects