Friday, 9 March 2012


Eduardo Rico and Enriqueta Llabres will participate in Landscape Infrastructure Symposium, organised by Pierre Belanger in GSD, Harvard, the days 23rd and 24th of March.  This is a two-day symposium exploring the future of infrastructure as seen through the emergence of landscape as system and strategy for contemporary urbanization. Looking beyond the overexertion of engineering and inertia of planning, presentations and panel discussions focus on the growing agency of ecology with strategies that respond to predominant challenges facing urban economies today, including urban renewal, population mobilities, carbon & nitrogen flows, material resources, and climate dynamics. Seen through the practices of ecologists, historians, urbanists and geographers, presentations discuss the ecological inflexion and the design detour that engineering is undergoing in response to contemporary economic, ecologic and social challenges.