Recent GSD Alumni Daniel Ibanez and Fadi Masoud present at Med.Net.EU Conference

Daniel Ibañez (MDesS ‘12, DDesS candidate) and Fadi Masoud (MLA II ‘ 12) have been accepted to present their paper, Topo-logics in the Mediterranean Basin: Exploring potentials of topography as infrastructure and resource for new urban metabolisms, at the Med.Net.EU conference in Italy.
The paper “proposes the recapitalization of the geographic possibility of topography to function as both infrastructure and resource. It highlights the potential of revisiting the ‘Valley Cross-section’ to serve as models for future regional interventions. To re-calibrate a self-metabolism of cities and their regions in a dialectical unity between accumulation of capital (as inevitable driver for urbanization), production of nature (resources and energy), and landscape (to derive forms of settlement and infrastructure), must emerge.”
The Med.Net.EU conference is organized by the PhD School of Architecture and Design, ADD Genova, in collaboration with other research clusters belonging to the Med.Net network.