[-empyre-] "Urban resilience"

Antonas Office antonasoffice at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 10:34:15 EST 2012

Hi Ethel,

Nice to meet again here. Resistance is a concept that depends to a power to which it is opposed. It is presented as a negative power defined by this reference. Resilience is proposed as a positive constructive power. It invents its background. 

Aristide Antonas 

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On Mar 3, 2012, at 21:56, Ethel Baraona Pohl <ethel.baraona at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everybody at empyre, 
> I'm Ethel Baraona Pohl, architect, researcher and publisher living in Spain, where the current sociopolitical and economic situation is driving architects to focus again in concepts like "resilience", as Ana pointed two days ago when she introduced the topic of March. I want to go further and use a quote by François Roche to discuss the urban relationship between the terms "resilience" and "resistance":
> "The stuttering between Resilience (recognition of vitalism as a force of life and innovation) and Resistance ("Creating is resisting") will be the goal . . . 1+1=?"
> Is resistance a new way of resilience? If we understand the city as the scenario for resistance, movements like the Arab Spring and Occupying Wall Street can be understood as the urban capacity to respond to perturbation. Going deeper, I want to discuss here which are the similarities and differences between this two concepts.
> Looking forward to hear your thoughts and comments!
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