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Object-City: Tectonic Speculations and Urban Presence

The architecture design studio Utopian Architecture proposes the use of the fantastic as the conceptual leverage to the critical realization of concrete architectural models. The studio highlights the necessary commitment of the design process to more creative and liberated modes of operation and prospective visions of the discipline. It invites students to elaborate hypothetical social-physical scenarios taking a projected imaginary reality as the background for it, and considering the implementation of new technologies. Theoretical and practical discussions on innovative themes in the fields of utopia, imagination, critical action, design, technology, among others, are cornerstones of the course.



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FRAMPTON, K. Introdução: Reflexões sobre o Escopo da Tectônica. In:_______. Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture. Traduação de Monica Aguiar e Marcos Favero. Cambridge, London: MIT Press, 1995, p. 1-27

LYDON, M.; GARCIA, A. Perturbando a Ordem das Coisas. In:_______. Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change. Tradução Gabriel Duarte. Washington: Birkhäuser, 2015, p. 1-23

NOGUEIRA, P. C. E.; PORTINARI, D. B. Urbanismo tático e a cidade neoliberal. Arcos Design, v. 9, n. 2, p. 177-188, dez. 2016.

SEKLER, E. F. Estrutura, Construção e Tectônica. In: KEPES, G. (Org.). Structure in Art and in Science. Tradução Monica Aguiar e Marcos Favero. New York: George Braziller, 1965, p. 89-95.


AMARAL, I. Quase tudo que você queria saber sobre tectônica, mas tinha vergonha de perguntar. Pós. Revista Do Programa De Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAU USP, São Paulo, n. 26, p. 148-167, dez. 2009.

FRAMPTON, K. Seven points for the millenium, an untimely manifesto. In Architectural Review , v. 206, n. 1233, p. 76-80, nov. 1999.

LAFRAMBOIS, M. H. Blind spots and pop-up spots: A feminist exploration into the discourses of do-it-yourself (DIY) urbanism. Urban Studies, v. 54, p. 421-436, set. 2015.

MEHROTRA, R. (Org.). Everyday urbanism: Margaret Crawfrod Vs. Michael Speaks. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan, 2004.