6th Bernardo Secchi Working Seminar

The Transition as a Project: Space, Life, Politics

Anna Karla Almeida , 2022

The metaphysical and methodological commitment of modern western urbanism is towards conceiving the project of the city and the territory as being part of a vaster biopolitical action. 

Bernardo Secchi 1

Inaugurated in the framework of the Venice Biennale in 2021 by the Braillard Architects Foundation and the Habitat Research Center ENAC EPFL, with the collaboration of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University, the 6th Bernardo Secchi Working Seminar aims to challenge the Transition as a project engaging space, life, and politics. It will take place at the Pavillon Sicli in Geneva on October 3 and 4, 2022. 

Scholars, practitioners, and stakeholders
 working at the intersection between these three dimensions are invited to propose papers discussing the vortex created by life sciences, political sciences and the disciplines of architecture, urban, territorial and landscape design.

We kindly ask you to diffuse the call for contributions to all potentially interested persons.

1 Secchi, B. (2014) A tradição europeia do planejamento: culturas e políticas. In E. Ribeiro Peixoto, M. F. Derntl, P.P. Palazzo, R. Trevisan eds., Tempos e escalas da cidade e do urbanismo: quatro palestras, XIII Seminario de Historia da Cidade e do Urbanismo (Shcu). Brasilia: Facoltà di Architettura e Urbanistica, Università di Brasilia. Now in: Secchi, B. (2015). La tradizione Urbanistica Europea. Culture e politiche. In: G. Fini, ed., Il futuro si costruisce giorno per giorno. Riflessioni su spazio, società e progetto. Roma: Donzelli Editore. See also: Cavalletti A. (2005) La città biopolitica, Bruno Mondadori, Milano.