Architect Philippe Chiambaretta brings together thinkers, researchers and contemporary artists in the 5th edition of the exploration book-magazine Stream, which investigates the different forms of intelligence that must be considered, implemented and passed down to move beyond the Urbanocene.
CONTEXT: FROM URBANOCENE TO URBAN METABOLISM
• Stream 03
examined the dynamics of global urbanization and the paradigm shift of the Anthropocene Era.
• Stream 04
considered scenarios addressing the Anthropocene following a new relationship between humans and the living and the reinforcing of the model of urban metabolism.
• Stream 05
follows through by exploring the latest advances in our knowledge of natural intelligences, the progress of technological intelligences, and the experimentations in social intelligence aiming to act collectively on the city of the future.
• Does a better understanding of the living help us reconsider the place and role of nature in the city?
• How do artists influence our relationship with the Earth and our systems of representation?
• Are AI and Big Data revolutionizing the design and making of the city?
• How can we set the stage for collective intelligence to address urban complexity?
We've gathered together more than forty contributors from different backgrounds and nationalities, providing a rich and cross-disciplinary approach to the issues considered. These include:
• Researchers from the greatest institutions, such as Pascal Picq, Michel Lussault, and Kent Larson.
• Leading artists and art critics, such as Tomás Saraceno
, Nicolas Bourriaud
, and Thijs Biersteker.
• Philosophers at the forefront of the great contemporary debates, such as Emanuele Coccia, Sandra Laugier, and Cynthia Fleury.
• Award-winning practitioners, such as Andrew Freear, Jeffrey Raven, and Antoine Fenoglio.
THE APPROACHES EXPLORED
• New narratives moving beyond Western modernity's anthropocentric vision and "great divide," and towards inclusive thought.
• Leveraging a plurality of complementary forms of intelligence—natural, technological, and social—following a systemic vision.
• New urban cohabitations with the living.
• Bounded approaches to artificial intelligence, running counter to the pure technological solutionism of the "smart city."
• A strengthening of care to better address the social challenges directly involved with the making of the city.
• Cross-disciplinary approaches following experimentation and care protocols.
• Participatory initiatives to mobilize communities.
• New scales of governance to foster urban experimentation.
• A paradigm shift in the idea of progress, which backs away from a productivist logic of extraction to embrace the logic of interrelatedness, interdependence, care, and "doing with."
is a biennial research book-magazine on the relationship between the world of production, contemporary art, design
connects, links, creates a global platform between different environments.
Each issue of Stream
is crossed by a common theme to all three sections of the journal: Production, Creation, Architecture. Stream
presents findings from a current and critical analysis of the capitalist society, and of the worldwide contemporary changes which have given rise to new relations between capital and creation, the possibilities for further action and collaboration in its various fields of study.
addresses contemporary questions through a multiplicity of contributions (essays, interviews and portfolios) from a variety of disciplines (philosophy
, geography or sociology…) and creative practices (contemporary art, design, experimental architecture…) to understand and shape the architecture and urbanism of tomorrow.