1 Visual Culture and Performance Design, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University2 The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University3 Designing Human Technologies, Administration Department of Roskilde University, Roskilde University4 Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University
Assemblage, Acts, Performance
The paper seeks to define urban design in relation to the specific challenges of emerging cities. Through a case study of Mudo Coletivos temporary structure, Bolha Imobiliaria, and the making of it, I wish to outline a design approach for urban design in cities lacking public spaces. Urban design is understood in a broad sense, not as architectural design but as spatial design and artistic interventions in public space. Through the paper I will address how the designer can co-create and reassemble existing urban spaces through design acts. The approach suggests a situated design methodology but is based on a theoretical understanding. It is my belief that the designer, by looking into the emergent properties of urban spaces, instead of its physical and cartographical outlines, can see her work as a processual intervention in the city rather than durable object design.