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COLridor: Co‐design and co‐living for sustainable futures

Davidova, Marie and Zimova, Katerina 2018. COLridor: Co‐design and co‐living for sustainable futures. Presented at: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6: Environment, Economy, Democracy: Flourishing Together, Oslo, Norway, 18-20 October 2017. Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD6) 2017 Symposium. Oslo: Systemic Design Research Network, pp. 137-138.

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The mission of the present trans-disciplinary community project COLridor is to generate a situation of eco-systemic co-living across local species and abiotic agents in an urban environment through their co-design. Located in the city centre of Prague, the case study bio-tope is a part of larger bio-corridorthat has evolved namely thanks to the adjacent railway and water stream. Though the prevailing opinion of European urbanists is that cities should remain dense and separate from the rest of nature (see illustration Figure 1), landscape ecologists and biologists tend to disagree. There is no nature on Earth without human beings and these together evolved reflecting each other’s impact and interaction. A great variety of species have adapted and evolved for the urban environment that, at the moment for many, offers a safer living environment than agricultural land. Through systematically co-designed and co-created so called ‘prototypical urban interventions’ (Doherty, 2005), the project aims to motivate edible landscape, culture and dwellings for all.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: Systemic Design Research Network
ISSN: 2371-8404
Funders: Collaborative Collective, z.s. and CooLAND, z.s. with support of the Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Art and Architecture and the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences in
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 November 2018
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 13:00

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