Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

Does Permanence Matter? An ongoing exhibition at Munich Technical University’s Architekturmuseum explores temporary urbanism as an increasingly relevant mode of living in contemporary conditions of climate change and politically induced migration. Drawing from a study by researchers at both the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Centro de Ecologia Paisaje y Urbanismo in Santiago, the show presents myriad examples of short-term settlements, from refugee camps and military outposts through to cultural festivals in the Nevada desert. A particular section of the space is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on Kumbh Mela – an ancient religious festival which sees hundreds of thousands of pilgrims converge on the Indian city of Allahabad every 12 years. For details of the accompanying programme of talks and workshops, visit the website.

Main image: Tepito Market, Mexico City, 2015, courtesy Architekturmuseum der TU München.

Where: Architekturmuseum der TU München, (Pinakothek der Moderne), Barer Straße 40, 80333, Munich

When: Until 18 March 2018

How much: Full €10.00 / Concession €7.00

More info: Architekturmuseum der TU München website


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