Tekhla - The production of space in a transurban city

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What if the material and the social production of space were to coincide? Tekhla is a (fictional) transurban city in which the cognitive augmentations of citizens allow them to continuously reshape the morphology of the urban spaces. This paper builds on the ideas of Lefebvre (concerning the production of space) and Lotman (the isomorphism between urban organization and semiosphere) to explore how a transurban future might affect the relationship between citizens and technoscience in the urban environment. To do so, we created Tekhla a pastiche scenario envisioning the possible futures (a utopian and a dystopian one) of bottom-up 3D printed cities.
Using this scenario as a starting point, we then outlined some principles for design and planning ever-changing self-fabricating cities, and, in the conclusions, some implications for the present.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTDW2020 International Scientific Conference Proceedings - Science and the City. In the Era of Paradigm Shifts
ISBN (Electronic)978-9928-347-05-3
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventTirana Design Week - , Albania
Duration: 1 Apr 2020 → …


ConferenceTirana Design Week
Abbreviated titleTDW
Period1/04/20 → …

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