Anna Berger, Theodora Papanastasiou: Neopolitan Alternatives – Urban RealitiesannatheodoraA0 1 - final annatheodoraA0 2 - FINAL annatheodoraA0 3 - FINAL

annatheodoraA0 4 - FINAL

Antonis Seferlis, Cho Chua, Will Lloyd-Murphy: Miejska Strategia Ursus4

Charlie Shobrook, Olga Krolak, Sarah Morgan: Ursus Health Network

The Ursus Health Network is a semi-public organization which creates opportunities for change within the current health care system of Poland. The key system actors are encouraged to shift from working as separate components to ones that create a collaborative network. This network works towards achieving an accessible healthcare service for the public. Industries + communities are given the tools to enable them to create cooperations, initiate health care clinics for the benefit + use of their employees and residents, which can work with the Ursus Health Network to The Ursus Health Network organization facilitates a negotiation platform for exchanges between the health care systems key actors; governments, medical institutions, communities, industries and key newly formed cooperations. Each of the key actors brings at least two components (needed for the health network to function) which can be negotiated or exchanged between system whose primary outcome is the implementation of the city wide health clinics. This system aims to address social concerns fund within the city by creating networks of knowledge + material exchanges between the key actors within the system. This creates closed loops system of exchange which operate at 3 scales (Polands, Warszaw and Ursus) to embed the diversity and resilience into that system. The ultimate aim for the Ursus health Network is to move health care provision into a sustainable symbiotic network of relationships.

sarah,charlie,olga BOARDS FINAL FINAL

Chris Turner, Dan Green: Plexus Mutation / The Reformation of Power
The current fetishisation of an economy reliant on the growth of tertiary services and consumer culture as the holy grail of development and regeneration is setting up an unsustainable future where local economic conditions are neglected for the encouragment of mobile capital gains. Strategic goals need to be focused on the establishment of a new circular economy based on a pluralism of logics. The reformation of power and establishment of a new institutionalised participatory platform is tested within a set of spatial consequences based on the social, economic and ecological imperatives set out as strategic imperatives for any future visions of urban development in Poland.

CT and DG Sheet 01 CT and DG Sheet 02

A1 Combined Flattened Posters - line for blog

Damien Bulman, Steve Walrond, Tom Ford: Plug-In – Network for Alternative Renewablestom damien steve

Evie Charalampous, Fontas Moraitis, Tasos Siakotos: Urban StitchingPRESENTATION evie, fontas, tasos2

Print evie, fontas, tasos4

Ian McNeil, Isla Melville: The Red Alternativeisla & ian_the red alternative

Kostas Ipeirotis, Suzanne O’Donovan: URS.U.S Urban Synthesis
From diagnoses of issues and characteristics at a variety of scales (local, intermediate, global), URS.U.S Urban Synthesis places focus on a number of ‘meanwhile uses’ which are intended to provide a ‘quick and dirty’ intervention for the socio-spatial issues at the scale of the site, whilst working towards integrating or resolving larger scale issues.  These meanwhile uses will allow buildings and in-between spaces to become inhabited and occupied, potentially acting as a catalyst for bringing about more long term change. The proposal includes an outdoor art gallery and festival, use of empty plots as allotments and for bioremediation and use of empty buildings and plots as enterprise incubators. Potential developments from this, for example, would be use of biomass (planting, sewage, waste) as biofuel for energy production with an output of clean water. The strategy aims to put in place a framework for catalysts that might ultimately lead to a more coherent, unified and synergetic Ursus.From diagnoses of issues and characteristics at a variety of scales (local, intermediate, global), URS.U.S Urban Synthesis places focus on a number of 'meanwhile uses' which are intended to provide a 'quick and dirty' intervention for the socio-spatial issues at the scale of the site, whilst working towards integrating or resolving larger scale issues.  These meanwhile uses will allow buildings and in-between spaces to become inhabited and occupied, potentially acting as a catalyst for bring about more long term change. The proposed meanwhile uses include an outdoor art gallery and festival, use of empty plots as allotments and for bioremediation and use of empty buildings and plots for enterprise incubators. Potential developments from this, for example, would be use of biomass (planting, sewage, waste) as biofuel for energy production with an output of clean water. The strategy aims to put in place a framework for catalysts that might ultimately lead to a more coherent, unified and synergetic Ursus. Where places of production and consumption are integral in everyday life, and where the people of the district can appreciate the rich heritage of the place and begin to form a vision of what the future for Ursus might be.

Maria Mihail, Sery Sarri, Sophia Souglidou: Kinesis electri[city]

Kinesis electri[city] aims not only to enhance the flow and inhabitation of public spaces in the city, but also to promote people’s awareness in relation to innovative and interactive ways of energy production. The programme operates at three transitional scales (Ursus, Warsaw and Poland); each of these is integrated within the other and all are internally differentiated. Ursus Factory becomes the core of renewable energy production; new infrastructures are developed in the site and existing industries are involved in the manufacturing of the piezoelectric tiles process. An industrial symbiosis is developed between actors, synergies and processes, with a long term plan to make Warsaw a self-sufficient city in terms of energy production and enable urban regeneration. The strategy not only amplifies the role of the ground but also multiplies it, to produce it as multiple grounds. A new topography is being introduced which influences both material processes and social encounters. 

urban strategy presentationsmall

2 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: