Animations for Ephemeral Urbanism pavilion: Cities in Constant Flux at the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2016.
These animations show the called ephemeral cities, i.e. cities that settle for a certain period of time, born as a response to temporary needs such as refugee camps that must be displaced due to political or climatic tensions, temporary towns dedicated to the extraction of natural resources or cities erected for religious celebrations, among others.
The main case study is the Kumbh Mela, a megacity that is assembled every 12 years in India, where a religious celebration takes place with 100 million attendees. The planning of its infrastructure guarantees the necessary services and housing, being flexible according to the natural conditions of the territory.
Graphic material provided by Team Biennale in charge of Rahul Mehrotra, Felipe Vera, and José Mayoral.
Animations: Nicolás Verdi, Alejandra Mesa (aka AleFlavia)
Editing: Henry Bauer
This show was conducted in collaboration between Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, USA, and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, Chile.