MA Research & Design Workshop, October 2012, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft (NL)

This workshop is an explorative exercise to understand core characteristics of utopias and ideal city concepts of the past. Students collected and categorized historical examples and specific theoretical details of past utopias, filter their main societal characteristics and formulated principles for spatial organization. This collection is a first step to establish an archive that consists of an extensive thematic bibliography including historical, discursive, practical and theoretical material contextualizing the Ideal City and Utopia across cultural, temporal and geographical boundaries. This workshop worked out nine different utopian models by taking Rotterdam as a test-case and make the different utopias comparable. How would Rotterdam look like if based on the principles of a specific utopia?

Collaborators: Susanne Stacher, Ido Avisar, Ecole National Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles (ENSAV), Paris (F)

Participants: R.J. Gringhuis, M.T.M de Klijn, P.C. Santoso, W.W.Y. Wong, K. Al Beyboni, Marie d’Oncieu, G. Guerrier, Enes ISMAILATI, D.M. Kubienec, C.B. Van Rinsum, F. Rizzetto, M. Schavione, A. Tegkelidis, A.M. Wojcik, Martijm Van Gameren, Hahn NGUYEN, R. Reemaa, Kaspar STOEBE, R. Tan Guang, Konstantinos Voltas(TU Delft), Marc BOINET, Antonin Gosse, Gabrielle Renault, Chloe Certenais, Aimie Fortin, Axelle Gregoire, Matthieu Blond, Alessandra Monarcha Souza, Patriarch Nevado, Maureen Gerbe, Bndicte Arnoux, Laura Cardin, Lisa Heath Blut, Jules-Alexandre Collard, Alexandre Bonneau, Delphine Dautreme, Anais Le Gallou, Clemence Rodriguez, Victoire de Vilmorin, Lemaire Paul Alexandre, Christel Lechaux, Emmanuelle Eon, Christelle Deri, Carole Daussin, Maria del Pilar Rodriguez Martin, Hugo Lascoux, Franck Cardinal, Benjamin Ancel, Plougastel Maela, Julien Hones,Vianney Bera


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