Does permanence matter? Ephemeral Urbanism

What if . . . we think about architecture as no longer being defined by permanence? If instead we see impermanence as a default condition of cities? Flexible architectural configurations are temporarily deployed around the globe, to provide medium-term shelter, often to enormous crowds. Such structures fulfill a range of functional tasks and are used in religious and cultural festivals or can take the form of markets, military camps, refugee camps, or even temporary mining towns. This magazine is published on the occasion of the exhibition Does Permanence Matter? Ephemeral Urbanism, held in the Architekturmu - seum of the Technical University of Munich at the Pinakothek der Mod - erne, based on a long-term study by Rahul Mehrotra and Felipe Vera. The research traces a global phenomenon that has become increasingly topical given today’s current state of mass migration triggered by climate change, political strife, and natural disasters.

Contributors: Arjun Appadurai, DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency), Marcelo della Giustina, Manuel Herz, Andres Lepik, Mona Mahall, Rahul Mehrotra, Peter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer, Bodo Rasch, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Asli Serbest, Chiara Ursini, Felipe Vera, Mathieu Wellner  


does permanence matter? ephemeral urbanism
Andres Lepik in Zusammenarbeit mit Marcelo della Giustina und Chiara Ursini (Hg.)
Druckerei Joh. Walch GmbH & Co. KG, Augsburg
ISBN: 978-3-9809263-7-9
Peis: 18€