Nov 02, 2015
UTL research manager Daniel Ibañez has recently joined the editorial board of urbanNext, a new online platform produced by Actar Publishers. UrbanNext is designed to establish a multidisciplinary site for discussion, debate and collaboration regarding questions related to contemporary design practices. More generally, UrbanNext aspires to host contributions and exchanges that promote a rethinking of architecture through the lens of contemporary urbanization. Through his contributions, Daniel aims to develop an understanding of design that includes and explores the variegated processes, networks and geographies which support urban life. In this context, he will be reporting on a range of issues in the design disciplines connected to his own research practice and that of the Urban Theory Lab. In this first contribution to the platform, Daniel has co-curated (together with former UTL researcher Roi Salgueiro) a forum for debate around some of the major metageographical visions of the city and the urban that have animated contemporary discussions of world urbanization.