Typologies of Dispersal
NEW URBAN FORM IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
Columbia University GSAPP
Spring 2003 with Els Verbakel
The focus of this seminar is the dispersed distribution of contemporary land settlement patterns and its relation to open space. How has growth actually happened in the world? What new typologies of dispersed urban fabric are occurring in the increasingly autonomous suburban fabric? How are the design disciplines evolving to address dispersed conditions? We will focus on existing and alternative ideologies of dispersal in which certain oppositions like urban vs. suburban, built space vs. negative space will need to be reconsidered. The gray zone in between becomes the field of experimentation...