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When reality meets the imaginary: consequences of the application of mobile constructions in urban territory

Grant number: 14/14900-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Manoel Antonio Lopes Rodrigues Alves
Grantee:Maíra Cristo Daitx
Home Institution: Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Over the last few years we have seen an increasingly participation of digital technologies in performing daily activities and an expandingly accessibility to information, thereby also increasing the number of possible choices. The cities, assisted by communication systems - informational and of people - are now dispersing their specialized cores, labor attraction poles, and strengthening their status as spaces of flow, enabling the production of differential urban space morphologies. The fluidity becomes synonymous with instability when the individuals, due to socioeconomic and cultural pressures, marked by movement, adapt their habits to increasingly flexible conditions on personal and professional levels, but also in their relationship with this space. New forms of urban appropriation, more individualized and ephemeral, become typical in a society now marked by the movement and the speed in informational perception. Small itinerant social groups with common characteristics and behaviors, the so-called post-modern or global nomads, are guided primarily by professional demands of a global economy, facilitated by the development of communication technologies. Revisited morphologies in the conception of city and building design, like the mobile spaces, also become possible by technological advance, with a sociocultural basis on these small groups, creating original microgeographies and new forms of space appropriation that argue the limits that a highly mobilized society must overcome in order to exploit its temporal and spatial freedom. This study aims to better understand the possibilities for current urban and housing types in the formation of cities' morphologies, analyzing if there is a noteworthy increase on the ephemeral attribute of the object when in relation to its surroundings (urban), and a detachment between both forms of space production. (AU)

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