Urban Diversity

Talk, in French, Paul Desmarais Theatre, 22 January 2009

Two members of the French collective Coloco, architect Nicolas Bonnenfant and landscape architect Miguel Georgieff, present their project “Habiter les Squelettes,” which aims to recover and renovate unfinished, abandoned structures or “urban skeletons”, giving rise to a new dimension in self-building: lifespan management, including that of everyday objects such as buildings and urban ecosystems. Coloco’s mission is to explore new urban spaces and to contribute to a model of sustainable living on our planet, where both biodiversity and urban diversity are protected.

Urban Diversity is part of a series of lectures and films presented in conjunction with the exhibition Actions: What You Can Do With the City (2008), which explores public actions in urban environments and their impact on contemporary society.

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