Spatial Practices in an Urban World. Reassessing Territory and Ecology as a New Ground for Architecture and Urban Design.


  • Adrià Carbonell



En este trabajo plantea que para comprender los procesos contemporáneos de urbanización neoliberal y revetir su lucrativa destrucción, es necesario abordar la dimensión planetaria de los fenómenos y reconvertir el mar isotrópico de la urbanización en territorios y ecologías sostenibles.

Palabras clave: Territorio, ecología, urbanización planetaria, urbanismo, desarrollo desigual.

This paper argues that in order to understand contemporary processes of neoliberal urbanisation and to revert its lucrative destruction, the planetary dimension of the phenomena needs to be tackled, and the isotropic sea of urbanisation needs to be reconfigured into sustainable territories and ecologies.

Keywords: Territory, ecology, planetary urbanisation, urbanism, uneven development.


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Biografía del autor/a

Adrià Carbonell

>Adrià Carbonell is an architect based in Stockholm. He graduated in Barcelona in 2005 (URL), and subsequently received a Postgraduate degree in Architecture and Writing (UPC) and a Postgraduate Master in Architecture and Urban Culture (UPC). Trained at the studios of Josep Llinàs and Manuel de Solà-Morales, he established his own office in 2008. Since then, he has combined the practice of architecture and urban design with research and teaching. He is currently Guest Professor at KU Leuven, and in the past years has hold teaching positions at Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) and at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). His writings have been published in books and journals like Monu-magazine, San Rocco, Cartha or Revista Diagonal among others. He has been awarded five times with the AJAC prize by the Association of Young Architects of Catalonia in the category of theory and criticism.


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Cómo citar

Carbonell, A. (2016). Spatial Practices in an Urban World. Reassessing Territory and Ecology as a New Ground for Architecture and Urban Design. ZARCH. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture and Urbanism, (7).



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