parole - a project of gruppo a12, udo noll & peter scupelli

wild city

  • author:
    STEALTH Group - Ana Dzokic, Milica Topalovic, Marc Neelen, Ivan Kucina

    • biography:
      Ana Dzokic, Milica Topalovic, Ivan Kucina (YU) and Marc Neelen (NL) have initiated and assembled several joint projects during the last five years, beginning with Projekt X workshop which explored the edge-condition of Belgrade in its most difficult times. The flux between Belgrade and Rotterdam has been one of the main powers of this collaboration. In the last three years mutual ventures were combined through research at the Berlage Institute, start up of professional practice - STEALTH group and teaching at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade. Their Wild City project was presented at the Mutations exhibition in Bordeaux (USE), Berlin Beta 2001, V_2 WireTap programme and as a proposal to the City Planning Department of Belgrade. The Wild City: Genetics of uncontrolled urban processes is the content of the DataCloud 2.0 browser, currently developed by V_2 Lab and ArchiNed.

  • quotation:

  • publication:
    The Stealth Group The Wild City Genetics of Uncontrolled Urban Processes in Hunch n. 4 2002.

  • definition:

    related links:
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/10_metamorphosis.jpg
    (Wild City metamorphosis: Phases of change)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/13_simulation.jpg
    (Wild City simulation: Simulation of change)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/11_urban_genetics.jpg
    (Wild City urban genetics: Logic of unforeseen processes of urban transformation.)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/12_evolution_game.jpg
    (Wild City evolution game: )
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/08_models.jpg
    (Wild City models: Models of urban transformation.)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/02_wild_topography.jpg
    (Wild City Topography: Topography of uncontrolled urban transformation in Belgrad)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/06_pixelation.jpg
    (Wild City pixelation: )

    • echo:
      WILD occurring, growing without supervision or restraint; not domesticated, cultivated or tamed; the wild city is the urban paradigm of contemporary Belgrade. ALTERNATIVE actions conducted by large numbers of individuals, simultaneously, as a compensation for malfunctions of establishments and mainstreams. EVOLUTION continuous progress from the homogenous to the heterogeneous in structure, and from the single and simple to the diverse and manifold in quality and function. URBAN SPRAWL uncontrolled growth of compact urban centres, with extensions into public, void space and onto existing buildings. PROTOTYPE an original urban form or instance, serving as a basis or standard for the design practice. INCUBATOR an idea of a city of permanent urban innovation; one which permits and encourages the formation and development of new urban species. PARADOX a proposition contrary to the prevailing practice; a sentiment seemingly contradictory; that which in appearance or terms seems absurd, yet may be true. BENEFICIAL VIRUS alien presence, instigated by a degrading institutional body, which becomes an inevitable, corrupting and vital force. URBAN GENETICS discovering the inherent scripts of unforeseen processes of urban transformations under a hypothesis that their outcomes are more sophisticated than the designed ones. LIFE synonym for evolutive design, rather than the magazine, the breakfast cereal, the 1950s-era game board or the human state of existence. CRISIS a crucial or decisive moment or situation, a sudden change in the course of events, often towards improvement rather than deterioration

    • dictionary definition:

  • soft cover:
    Hunch n. 4 2002.

    related links:
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/ga12/Hunch04.jpg
    (Hunch n. 4: )

  • site of publication:
    Rotterdam

  • year of publication:
    2002

  • place:
    Belgrad

    related links:
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/05_street_trade.jpg
    (Wild City street-trade: occupation of public spaces in belgrad)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/03_housing.jpg
    (Wild City housing: New residential expansions in Belgrad)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/07_urban_drive.jpg
    (Wild City urban drive: Night view of a trade road.)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/09_green-market.jpg
    (Wild City green market: Methamorphosis of commerce and space.)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/04_garage_villa.jpg
    (Wild City garage-villa: Hybridisation between garage, bus, villa)
    http://parole.aporee.org/files/fabri/01_wild_newbelgrade.jpg
    (Wild City New Belgrade: Street markets in Belgrad.)

    related words:
    post-ideological city (place)

  • date (project or term):
    2000