‘Organic Urbanism via Collective Site Appropriation’



‘Organic Urbanism via Collective Site Appropriation’ is a paper co-authored with Arturo Frediani published in The Journal of Architectural Education (JAE 72:1). It explains a studio course conducted in Barcelona in 2016 with students from The University of Calgary EVDS Architecture Program who collectively designed an urban master plan for a small urbanization on the slope of Montjuïc (Barcelona) during a site appropriation workshop held at the outset of the course before individually designing live-work patio houses within that plan. The paper can be read online here.


About Rafael Gomez-Moriana

I am an architect, writer and educator. rafagomo.com chronicles my architectural making, writing, teaching and curating activity, while criticalista.com is an archive of my writings as well as a platform for venting personal rants and observations. I studied architecture at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and at the Berlage Institute (the Netherlands). I direct the University of Calgary’s architecture term-abroad program in Barcelona, and have previously taught in the Metropolis Masters Program in Architecture and Urban Culture, CIEE Architecture and Design program, as well as at Carleton University and the University of Manitoba.

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