Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by
public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and
public works together with Book Works and supportstructure
invite you to a Friday Session to launch
The so-called utopia of the centre beauborg - an interpretation
by Luca Frei,
co-published by Book Works and Casco
A FanFiction by public works and supportstructure:
Where does the speculation start and finish?
We are asking a number of artists/architects/urbanists who are/have
been involved in participatory and/or self managed public
programmes, to revisit that particular project's initial ambitions
and concepts in relation to the reality of its lived appropriation.
What could have happened next?
The invitation is to fictionalise the future of the project, after
it has already gone through multiple speculations by the different
authors and users involved; this is meant as a light hearted
opportunity to assess what has taken place so far, and to push it
into a (probably) unrealistic direction.
Luca Frei will be joined by Alun Rowlands, Emily Pethick,
Kathrin Böhm, Andreas Lang and Celine Condorelli, for an informal
presentation and discussion.
Friday 14 September 2007
19.00 to 21.00
2-4 Scrutton Street
Cerro Toro: Public Space Improvements for the Community
The Santiago de Chile based photographer/urbanist
Justine Graham, and architect Antonio Lipthany from LMB Architects
are going to present one of their current projects Cerro Toro in
The Chilean government and the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) signed an agreement in 2004 to create and
fund the Valpo Mio programme, whose main objective is to implement
urban renewal for specific areas of the port city of Valparaiso.
After 2 years, Valpo Mio has not yet been able to deliver any
concrete projects, mainly due to the enormous bureaucracy impeding
them to spend the allocated money. However, in September 2006 they
launched the first 4 tenders
1. Mercado Puerto (port market)
2. Plaza Civica (civic plaza)
3. Cerro Santo Domingo (public spaces Santo Domingo Hill)
4. Cerro Toro (public spaces Cerro Toro Hill)
LMB Arquitectos applied to the hillsâ€™ public space
renovation projects in collaboration with architect Cecilia Puga,
photographer/urbanist Justine Graham, and the Department of
Geography form Universidad CatÃ³lica de Chile, winning both
The teamâ€™s philosophy offers a much more comprehensive
approach to the initial urban design brief and includes a
multi-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, social
scientists, and a photographer. In March 2007 we began the design
and community participation work on Cerro Toro and in August 2007
we will begin work for Cerro Santo Domingo.
The Cerro Toro project consists of the design and
building of over 9,000 sq.m of public space of one of
Valparaisoâ€™s poorest and most socially excluded hills with a
population of 2,500 people. Project Director, Antonio Lipthay and
Community Participation coordinator, Justine Graham, will present
the work to date of the Cerro Toro Project.
LMB Architects (Lipthay / Morande / Browne) was founded
in September 2005 in Santiago, Chile after winning a competition
for the extension of the German School in Valdivia, south of Chile.
From that date LMB has developed three main areas: urban Design /
Urban Studies, Residential, and Hospitals. Currently the practice
has grown from the 3 founders partners, Antonio Lipthay, Sebastian
Morande and Patricio Browne, to 9 architects. One of the aspects
that the practice wants to emphasize is its capacity to collaborate
with other disciplines and practices. â€œWe believe that being
flexible, collaborative and multi-disciplinary produces richer
process and better outputâ€.
Justine Graham is a photographic artist and urbanist,
and founder of YAPO
Project, a new creative laboratory based in Santiago, Chile
initiating cross-disciplinary initiatives and producing editorial
content for cultural projects. Justine was previously project
director and researcher for General Public Agency, London and
project coordinator at The Architecture Foundation,
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