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Artist Kyung Hwa Shon in conversation with Dr. Filipa Matos Wunderlich

As part of the exhibition preview, artist Kyung Hwa Shon was in conversation with Dr. Filipa Matos Wunderlich (Lecturer: Urban Design, Bartlett School of Planning, University College of London).

Cities are dynamic and complex systems layered through multiple temporalities, coexisting, overlapping and, disrupting each other. Rhythms can assume diverse forms and affect bodies, materialities, social interactions, urban and natural cycles, mobilities and, more broadly, the experience of and in the everyday. Reflecting on cities as space-time complexes and drawing on Henri Lefebvre’s research into everyday life and rhythmanalysis, the talk explored how temporalities and, their expression through rhythms, can shape cities, as well as our experience and sense of a place.

Dr. Filipa Matos Wunderlich

Filipa Wunderlich is a Lecturer in Urban Design at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning. Her research has focused on place-temporality and the rhythmicity of everyday urban places, and also on walking and the urban design process. Filipa was educated at the University of Porto, the Technical University of Delft and UCL, from where she holds a PhD. She is an architect, urban designer and musician.

Key research interests include temporality in urban places, urban rhythms and rhythmanalysis, choreographies of place, placemaking through design, sensory urbanism, the interface between between urban and musical aesthetics, the design and use of new urban space typologies in the contemporary city.

Recent research contributions include Place-temporality and rhythmicity: a new aesthetics and methodological foundation for urban design theory and practice, in Carmona, M. 2014 (for Ashgate) and Place-temporality and urban place-rhythms in Urban Analysis and Design: an aesthetics akin to music, 2013 (for Journal of Urban Design). Filipa is currently working on her next publication Wunderlich, F (forthcoming 2018) Place Temporality: Time, Rhythm and Urban Design, London: Routledge.

The talk was documented and can be watched below in two parts.

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