[EVE09-HAB] Preferential City Making: New digital Tools for In-situ Informal Settlement Upgrading

DAY 1 – Wensday 27 June – 1:30pm-3:00pm
SwissTech | Room 2B | Level Garden

Presenters

 

 

 
Scott Lloyd,
URBAN-THINK TANK ETHZ, Switzerland
lloyd@arch.ethz.ch
Scott Lloyd MSc. ETH Arch. SIA works on architecture, publishing and curatorial projects with focus on alternative urban environments and the politics and aesthetics of space. He is currently a research coordinator at the Urban-Think Tank, ETHZ where he leads workshops on design and construction and coordinates the design studio. He currently operates between Zurich and Cape Town on designing and implementing participatory spatial planning workshops, negotiating research and design innovation with local construction industry and labor practices, and oversees the integration of an interface application and computational analysis from affiliated ETHZ departments.
 
Khensani de Klerk,
URBAN-THINK TANK ETHZ, Switzerland
deklerkk@student.ethz.ch
Khensani de Klerk is an architectural designer having recently obtained her Bachelor in Architectural Studies undergraduate degree with distinction at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked at DesignSpaceAfrica among other Cape Town firms that focus on social architecture. Her interest, work and writing focus on the relationship between identity politics and architecture, an evident response to a socially troubled Post-Apartheid South Africa. She writes about these notions of Intersectional Space in her blog Matri-Archi(tecture)
 
Michael Walczak
URBAN-THINK TANK, ETHZ
walczak@arch.ethz.ch
Michael a architect, researcher, lecturer and assistant. He has studied architecture at the Bern University for Applied Sciences (BFH) in Burgdorf, where he attended a project semester at Stanford University and an exchange semester at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. Michael is bridging interdisciplinary to the ETH Zurich institutes Laboratory for energy conversion (LEC) and the ISTP Urbanization Research Incubator. He is currently working on a PhD between ETH and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and lecturing on digital technologies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) in Muttenz.
 
Summary
 
The interactive workshop will be focused around a role-playing simulation of an insitu urban
upgrade supported by a physical model of an informal settlement and real-time digital
planning tool simulations. Participants will be assigned a role as a resident and be given
certain parameters and preferences that will shape the decision making and input to the
digital tools (current unit size, preferential neighbors, micro-finance affordability assessment,
family size) with this, participants will then select preferred locations and unit sizes
and participate in the group discussions on preferred street layouts, courtyard sizes. The
structure will be formatted to maximize participant preference inputs based on assigned
roles and encourage debate and negotiation.
 
Agenda and Speakers
 
INTRODUCTION PRESENTATION (25 mins)
Presentations by:
– Scott Lloyd, Australian, Architect / Researcher, U-TT ETHZ, lloyd@arch.ethz.ch
– Khensani de Klerk, South African, Social Entrepreneur / Researcher, U-TT ETHZ, deklerkk@student.ethz.ch – Michael Walczak, Polish, Architect / Researcher, U-TT ETHZ, walczak@arch.ethz.ch
 
FIND AND MEET (10 mins)
Participants are given data sheets that correspond to specific units on the model. Participants are asked to find their unit and assume the character of the unit resident.
 
LAND READJUSTMENR EXERCISE WITHOUT DIGITAL TOOLS (25 mins)
Participants are requested to negotiate a land readjustment for the settlement based on guidelines givenn by the team.
 
LAND READJUSTMENR EXERCISE WITH DIGITAL TOOLS (20 mins)
The team presents the same exercise using the digital tools
 
CONCLUSION (10 mins)