This exhibition introduces the research and bottom-up scenario’s developed by the office of Winka Dubbeldam, Archi-Tectonics, NY. They recognized that traditional planning in the fast growing Latin American countries collapse under political corruption and inconsistency. Top down Urban planning is no longer a valid proposal here, so a bottom up scenario based model is created instead. Rodrigo Nino of Prodigy Network, was the initiator and creator of this bottom up approach, sponsored by BD Promotores, he invited Archi-Tectonics to be the lead architect, to create not only a team of experts, but to fulfill these demands by using the newly generated knowledge in urban design strategies, participatory processes, and smart application of digital and virtual processes. Archi-Tectonics is cooperating with important innovators such as Gary hack, an Urban Planner responsible for Manhattan’s WTC area and West Side development, PSFK, an English trend research group and crowd sourcing expert and Nima Abbasi of Syndicate Media to assist Rodrigo in the creation of the crowd-sourcing platform, and the real-time dialogue with the people of Bogota.
The online platform : “My Ideal City” is an interactive a website where the citizens of Bogota could give feedback & opinions regarding their city. The Bottom-up design's goals far exceed the city limits of Bogota, in fact the campaign aims to inspire a global discussion of the needs and wants of the next generation of urban dwellers and has recruited top thought leaders of industry to help create and build this city of tomorrow, built by the people of today.
The exhibition shows research and proposals from the "Ideal City“ Bogota and will give an insight to these innovative strategies in urban planning that could serve as a new start in the development of urban planning processes in the Third World.