パブロ・コルバラン Pablo CORVALAN
チリ、タルカ大学建築学科教授
Universidad de Talca, Prof. Escuela de Arquitectura, Valle Central, Chile

フェリックス・マドラゾ Felix MADRAZO
ロッテルダム、メトロポリタン建築事務所
Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam

マニュエル・デ・リベロ Manuel de RIVERO
カ / ペルー・カトリック大学建築都市計画学科教授
Universidad Catolica del Peru, Prof. Facultad de Arquitectura & Urbanismo, Lima

ABSTRACT: INTERNET NO WATER
All in one

Let’s imagine a citizen reincarnation narrative:

“First I’m born in a place where chances are that I will stay there all my life, repeating what my predecessors did. Protection is my culture. God(s) rule me, my city a control point.
Then, I ruled, I had the possibility to choose. New city architecture without barriers represented me.
Today I’m forced to choose in a huge amalgam of trends and information exchange. My city is a hub.”
Well, can you imagine a place where these three lives occur all in one?

Let me introduce an explicit Latin-American condition, where sometimes you don’t have water but you may have internet access, a 500 years old globalization outcome.
A place, where all urban tentative succeed and fail at the same time. A laboratory’s backyard, where neither the one nor the other is entirely valid, but all the contrary is an option, a third way, model and world.
These high contrasted circumstances start to sound more and more familiar to a whole portion off the planet, a bizarre mix where religious anachronism merges naturally with advanced informational technology, a culture of big differences, of the security off uncertainty, adaptation to imposed orders, and where change is the only constant.
The above may also sound terrifying and may lead to frustration, friction and ultimately to aggression, the opposite of an inspired society and its consequent expression in any urban and architectural form, the elimination of the citizen.

Though, what if there’s a new unexplored possibility?
What if we try to operate among this process?
Can we embrace it and learn to obtain operative knowledge?
Could we transcend the prejudice, and promote acceptance of also an open optimistic attitude of astute responds?
Can we make concrete urban actions to trigger new city life?
Can we propose a retroactive urbanism to revert abrasive circumstances and tendencies?
A mini thesis urges: whereas informality becomes a skill, the overcoming of endogamy to a new hybrid vigor urban figure genesis: the breed of the architecture of non-linear lives.

The ubiquitous city: the nomad citizen nirvana?