The Modern Movement and the Law to the City. Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago

Last November, 2017 there was celebrated the 9Th Iberian DOCOMOMO Congress ‘Modern Movement, Cultural Heritage and Company’, Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago I intervened as one of the referees invited of the second day, dedicated to the social dimension of the problems discussed in the meeting.

“As I commented in his moment in this chat explored a series of traditions of design – well-known, different more or less underground some – to confront them with the elements of the ‘right to the city’, in the original definition of the concept for Henri Lefebvre. The aim was not only to show the deficits on behalf of the Modern Movement in relation to the aspirations and civil fights related to this beginning, but also to illustrate some examples of alternative routes that were employed – sometimes times of partial and contradictory form – at lines that resound powerfully with his project. These traditions to the margin, it was suggesting, they can be a base of inspiration not only for the current practice, but also for base initiatives for the recovery and protection of the architectural heritage of the 20th century, in the measure in which we are capable of developing, together with the citizens, his implicit promise of an architecture opened for the value of use and the collective appropriation.”

Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago

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