“All I need is a brief glimpse, an opening in the midst of an incongruous landscape, a glint of light in the fog, the dialogue of two passers-by meeting in a crowd, and I think that, setting out from there, I will put together, piece by piece, the perfect city, made of fragments mixed with the rest, of instants separated by intervals … discontinuous in time and space, now scattered, now more condensed.”
- Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Urbanity Incubator investigates the potential of Architecture to transform declining economic conditions of monoculture-producing communities in the countryside. Building upon Henri Lefebvre’s theory that society has been completely urbanized, the region in Bulgaria is a case study of sixty villages and two towns treated as a city of fragmented neighborhoods. Architectural interventions programmed for social technologies: research, knowledge sharing, and business development in combination with small-scale production, strategically puncture clusters of neighborhoods. The interventions are tied together as part of an urban system in order to act as a catalyst for economic transformation. The architecture becomes a device for dialogue, information exchange, innovation, growth and development, essentially, a device for change.
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