MARC Talks - Retrofitted Cities: Transforming Buildings From Within
|Dates:||19 February 2014|
|Times:||12:30 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Urban Institute|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, University staff|
Retrofitted Cities: Transforming Buildings From Within
This presentation represents a synopsis of the key arguments made in my forthcoming monograph with the same title (IB Tauris, 2014). The book focuses on the different ways in which households transform the grain of the city over time, by modifying the physical structure, social meaning and economic function of residential dwellings in line with changing needs. The presentation, therefore, highlights the creative practices and alternative economic relations associated with transformations of the domestic built environment, while exploring the multiple mechanisms through which everyday interventions in the structure of the home weave the wider urban fabric in social, cultural, economic and architectural terms. While primarily based on empirical work in Central Europe, these explorations are placed within the context of wider debates on urban retrofit, inequality and resilience at a global scale.
About the MARC talks!
The Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) 2014 Spring Research Seminar Series features the architecture and/or city related work of colleagues from across The University of Manchester. It offers an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discussion and exchange between faculty and PhD researchers. Talks take place on Wednesdays, 12.30-2.00pm.
Twitter: @MARC_manchester #MARCtalks
Role: Professor of Geography
Organisation: University of Manchester
Biography: Stefan Bouzarovski is a Professor of Geography at University of Manchester‘s School of Environment, Education and Development, and Director of the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy. His work spans a wide range of disciplinary domains – from the urban geographies of inner-city transformation to the political ecologies of energy. Among other activities, Stefan currently co-ordinates the Energy Vulnerability and Urban Transitions in Europe initiative (urban-energy.org).
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