AMP > Actions > Séminaires > ReciprociUdad Diplomacy
Année : 2020
Auteur :
Mannisi, Alban

ReciprociUdad Diplomacy

ReciprociUdad Diplomacy
is the second symposium / workshop of a larger research project entitled

Design Diplomacy : The Transmission of Autochthonous Practices & Customs

Topic :
Cohesive Urbanities & Societies / Cultural Landscape of Sustainable Touristic

Seville, Spain
27-31 January 2020

Alban MANNISI (RMIT Australia), Carlos TAPIA (University of Seville)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
Architecture and Design dpt., Landscape Architecture Discipline
University of Sevilla, Spain, Master universitario en ciudad y arquitectura sostenibles (mcas)

At the heart of the global economic crises of the past decade that hit Europe and especially Spain, the city of Seville shines as if these torments were foreign to her. Its architectural heritage resplendent like few other European cities, its open spaces testifying to new landscape dynamic competing to blend its territorial legacy and environmental concerns ; its social capital facing with profound dignity a growing tourist economy.

At the time of social cohesion improvement and the difficult maintenance of intangible cultural landscapes identities, Seville presents an intriguing example of what is now called a Sustainable City.
ReciprociUdad Seminar aims to better understand the urban and territorial policies implemented by the Andalusian region and the design / planning actions /projects undertaken/implemented in light of these policies, in order to identify the specificity and particularity of the resilience challenges and opportunities of this region in achieving a resilient city/territory.

The team will observe and discuss with local and international experts, the territorial policy put in place by the region , together with the suite of projects undertaken over the last few decades though this policy initiative. Similarly, local geopolitics will be questioned to better estimate how the regional decentralization inherent in its history has allowed its region to avoid the ruin caused by the escalation of European crises.

Finally, it is since the analysis of its social capital, the capacity of its inhabitants to conjugate Iberic arts of living with the requirements of a major tourist centre that we question the suitable character of the Andalusian communalism.
ReciprociUdad Seminar is part of a Series of international workshops which aims to provide an overview of the current Seville Social Cohesion and Environmental Justice achievement ; develop critical tools and methodologies of engaging in this arena ; provide a systematic compendium of case studies of these complex phenomena for the enthusiastic new generation of landscape architects / planners / environmental designers concerned with the ethical behaviours towards humans and non-humans.