The Pace of Change: Reality, Utopia and Innovation in Contemporary Cities.
THE PACE OF CHANGE
Cities are arguably one of the most complex human inventions, with unmatched impact on our everyday lives. Since the first settlements to the most contemporary metropoles, urban form has widely represented our identity and our way of life.
Perhaps for that reason, cities are seen as the perfect canvas to imagine and project the future. Yet if we go back in time and analyze the futuristic visions and drawings of our ancestors, they are generally far from what became reality. There are various factors involved in this deviation, but understanding the differences, possibilites and limitations of reality, utopia, and innovatioN, has become one of the most relevant tasks for designers who want to have an impact in the invention of contemporary cities.
The Pace of Change is a lecture that aims to challenge guests to think about how design’s strategic thinking can bring together reality and utopia in the form of feasible urban innovation. This reflection is key to adequately channel the potential of a time like ours, when the world is transforming faster thant ever before, and when the digital evolution is starting to deeply impact how we use physical space.
Director of the Master in Architectural Management and Design in IE School of A&D
Graduated from ETSAM in 2011 and Master in Architecture (M.Arch II) with Distinction, from Harvard University Graduate School of Design since 2016. He has worked with Cruz y Ortiz, Rafael Moneo or AS+, and is an IDEO SF CoLab Fellow 2016 (Iot & Blockchain Innovation Lab).