Kilo Dialogues presents: A Quantum City
“I wake up, the city is beautiful, I hate, I love, I cry, I suffer, I discover, get to know — everything happens at once — Andy Warhol, the Beatles, Dennis Hopper, scene, streets, taxis, advertising, LSD, false eyelashes, wigs, red, red, red…Pose, art and 15 minutes of fame, Martin Luther King and racism. New York, Alexandria, Athens, gods, Zeus, Florence, sushi, Michelangelo, antiquity, the golden ratio, the atria of Doric and Ionic columns, Palazzolo, Petrarch, Goethe, love sonnets, haiku…I ask people on the street what and where to eat and where to sleep, how to get money; I meet the Queen of England, and Shakespeare in London…It is a place for irony, a constant state of contradiction. Numbers, statistics, empathy, commitment, risk, safety, accutane online, all of this the city. Paris, Beijing, revolution, to feel at home, to die for an idea of the city, destruction, commitment, joy, determination; Hammurabi, Gilgamesh, Confucius, Vienna, Singapore, Art, Art Nouveau, to die in the city; Jakarta, to be born again, be lost, become a multitude, to be connected, Allah, the internet…”
We know the specific strengths of various cities, are aware of their ranking, and are able to discuss their density and growth. But what do all cities have in common, and what do we know about the ”lowest common denominator“? The ”city as a species“, the ”primal genetic material of the city“ — this is the subject of ‘A Quantum City’.
Be ready for a multi-layered event: during the night the authors will present ‘A Quantum City’, followed by a discussion. Then join us and experience, explore, and dive into a multi-media installation.|
Wednesday, 05 August 2015
Venue: The 8th Floor at 66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987
Doors open: 6.00pm
Presentation begins: 7.30pm
Cover Charge: none
Event Link: Here
About the speakers:
Diana is a Doctoral Researcher at the Chair of CAAD at the Future Cities Laboratory, interdisciplinary research program of the Singapore ETH Centre. She graduated order ambien zolpidem with out prescription online pharmacy with honors from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, France in 2007, and attended the Master of advanced studies [MAS] program in CAAD, ETH Zürich. After her diploma, she collaborated with international practices such as O.M.A. and group8 in association with S.O.M. Laboratory in Singapore.
He received Master’s degree in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. From 2011 to 2012, he attended the Master of Advanced Studies program “Architecture and Information” at the Chair of CAAD, ETH Zürich. Since 2004 he is collaborating with Luka Vlahović on project romanvlahovic. Currently he is a researcher and a PhD candidate at the Chair of CAAD, at Future Cities Laboratory, interdisciplinary research program of the Singapore ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC).
About the book: ‘A Quantum City’
Authors: Ludger Hovestadt, Vera Bühlmann, Diana Alvarez, Miro Roman, Michael Sebastian
About CAAD (Computer Aided Architecture Design) Chair, ETH Zürich
Special Thanks to Viola di Grado.