Sep '04 - Nov '04
As I said in my last post, we're basically working on the theoretical framework of our thesis research and, therefore, reading a lot!
We're also working on diagrams to demonstrate what our design ambitions are, and to backup our theoretical research with empirical data (these I'll show later).
The books on the 'reading-queu' on my desk right now are (reading deadline >>> end of the month >>> hand in research papers):
'The Production of Space'. Lefebvre;
'The Condition of Post-Modernity', Harvey;
'Splintering Urbanism', Graham & Marvin;
'Everyday Urbanism', Crawford;
'Cities: Reimagiing the Urban', Amin & Thrift;
'The Critical Space'; Virilio.
Summarizing the research I'm developing here (with the more-than-welcome financial support of the Dutch government): it investigates the interstitial spaces between city and its mobility infrastructures, and how flows and forces influence urban form and society. I'm using Rio de Janeiro (hometown) as the empirical object for it. Some of the areas included in my study in Rio are pictured below. Enjoy!