Monday, July 19, 2010

GUM.b Global Urban Measures Study Tour

OUTR's Rosalea Monacella and Tom Harper led a group of 13 RMIT Landscape Architecture and Architecture students to Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Can Tho) and China (Shanghai, Wujin and Suzhou)

The objectives of the studio were:
- To speculate on alternative urban morphologies for cities under the pressure of rapid urbanization.
- To address the multi-dimensional, the multi-disciplinary and the territorial/spatial nature of the water issue, in this case flooding and harvesting caused by rapid urbanization and severe environmental changes.
- To facilitate interpretative synthesis in terms of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a territory that faces the danger of flooding.

- To bridge the gap between sectors, between disciplines, between knowledge and policy by facilitating the formulation of territory-based strategic programs and projects that are capable to act as integrating devices.

The GUM.b exhibition will be held at RMIT Univerisity - School of Architecture and Design, Melbourne, City Campus. Building 8, Level 11 from Thursday 26th of August at 6.30pm.

You can visit the offical blog of GUM.b at
Workshop in RMIT Vietnam