Manuel Gausa – Responsive Cities 2016

Can we anticipate, adapt, integrate and operate cities?

The greatest revolution of information

Interact and interactive information in between people, space, complexities is the big revolution of our era and this new knowledge of thinking. The last few decades have confirmed the consequences of this crucial shift: from mobility and delocalization, to communication and the internet of things, the capacity to process complex and great amount of data is now a fact. We express every day the expressions of our trading and sharing environment as simultaneous, dynamic, multicultural, informational system, variable, complex, indiscipline, nonlinear, complex and interactively differential. This global and holistic capacity of this information structure that was not possible for the modernist and even post-modernist architecture is probably the greatest revolution of our time. Forms now are processes and performances. In the last twenty years, urbanist theory has tried to answer to this system with different approaches building the framework for
a comprehensive knowledge. We need to apply logics instead of models, sharing questions and studies to approach urbanism with the idea of projection and interactivity. Gradually we understand the complexity of the city and we develop interphases for citizens to express their potential in its environment.