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The Crisis of Planetary Urbanization

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Tactical Re-ruralism?

Posted on 4 Jan

One strategic response to the crisis of planetary urbanization must be re-ruralization.

This essay explores a range of tactical responses to the crisis of urbanization to accompany an exhibition with similar themes. That specific purpose is likely the reason that rural renewal -- tactical re-ruralism -- was not mentioned as a phenomenon. The author mentions loss of social solidarities as one of the consequences of urbanization. This alienation (anomie) extends to nature/geography of place and, in some, is the primary draw back to their re-imagined rural.

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One strategic response to the crisis of planetary urbanization must be re-ruralization.

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Pedro gadanho

Posted on 13 Jan

Re Mark: actually one of the proposals presented in the Uneven Growth exhibition points precisely to a return to rural-inspired practices, albeit within an (almost inevitable) urban environment. The ideas presented by the Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée in collaboration with Istanbul-based Superpool point to the notion of "rurban"as a means to reintroduce local, sustainable economies in monofunctional housing suburbs, which would also foster a more humane urban environment and heightened social relationships. The phenomena of 'rural renewal', with as little impact as it may still have, is thus not forgotten - at least in the context of the curatorial project - but reinterpreted into new directions...

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Re Mark: actually one of the proposals presented in the Uneven Growth exhibition points precisely to a return to rural-inspired practices, albeit within an (almost inevitable) urban environment. The ideas presented by the Atelier d'Architecture...

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