Institut Français d’Urbanisme
Institut für Europäische Urbanistik
EVENT AS A TOOL TO URBAN ACTIVATE
Event as a tool to urban activate
Keywords: urban renewal, city communication, intellectual event, social event
Could we activate the urban environment by creating events? Could event become a spatial update (change) generator? The research is focused on Russian situation.
Information experiment: urban defragmentation (the process of structure updating and optimizing). It means (spontaneous and/or planned) regulation of modern society and modern environment development by the means of technology and information, media innovation. The events, generated and distributed through a virtual environment, become the tool of real urban development. The place in the city begins evolve as a result of numerous connected to this point (tied to it) events. The indicator of the urban development is new construction, functions, new events, new look, update information. The more number of events – the more physical urban regeneration. The converse is also true: urban environment, activated by new development, could generate events.
«The world consists of events, not of things that endure for a long time and have changing properties. » (Bertrand Russell “What is the Soul?”, 1928) Events create communication, communication activates the urban area.