Paisaje Transversal in Fiesta Begoña.

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Paisaje Transversal emerged in June 2007 when some students of the School of Architecture at Technical University of Madrid put together some thoughts on the city and territory. At the embryonic stage they established the basis on which its business has developed during these four years.They believe that the complexity of the environment, whether natural or artificial, requires special thought and coordinated action across multiple disciplines. In this scenario the traditionally dominant role of the architect loses force leading to a disciplinary consciousness in which the role of sociologists, artists, biologists, geographers and environmentalists, among many other professions, takes on greater prominence.

The first reflections expressed in the blog, were drifting to urban topics. To Organize the workshop "Contemporary metropolitan conditions" on ETSAM in January 2008 marked a before and after in their theoretical concerns. This shift was made final a year later with the workshop "urban negotiation processes."

In 2010, they organized another workshop entitled "Letters of urban navigation", which dealt with new ways of mapping the city and how the maps can also be powerful tools for proposal. In 2011 they organized the conference "For a future and a city worthy." In September 2011, coinciding with its participation in the VIII-building companies in the UPM, they decided to jump into the professional and create a national association with which they have begun to develop their projects.

Paisaje Transversal has made several presentations related to city planning, citizen participation and urban ecology in various academic and professional forums ("World Congress of urban development INTA35" in Grenoble, France, 2011 and "5 ° CONAMA Local" in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2011, among others) and different teaching and participatory projects (project bottom-up of participatory urban regeneration in the colony Virgen de Begoña, Madrid, 2011).




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