The Confronting Informality Symposium 2016 has been successfully completed. However, we would not be able to make it without the support from our sponsors, partners, and collaborators. Thus, we would like to take this opportunity to thank every one who has been supporting us and this event. Click the logo to find out more about our partners.
Most importantly, we would not be able to make it without the endless support and assistance from Department of Urbanism’s Secretariat: Linda, Karin, Margo, Daniëlle, and Astrid.
Thank you very much.
This year’s symposium is organized by students from Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology; including second year students from Master in Urbanism and first year students from European Master of Urbanism. Acting as the advisor for this organizing committee is Dr. Roberto Rocco, Assistant Professor in the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy.
“Studying at TU Delft I have developed a special interest for social and environmental sustainability as well as creating healthier and balanced communities. Being extremely concerned about our global future I am exploring how I could contribute to a better world in the most varying geographical contexts. That is why I am initiating the ‘Confronting [In]Formality’ Group.” Daniel’s LinkedIN
“Being trained in the field of urbanism at four different universities made me fully aware of the remarkable complexity behind the (re)production of forms and patterns within our cities. Thus, as an urban specialist I am extremely motivated to work on developing new models to shape and design cities based on flexibility, self-organisation and spontaneous growth. That is why I am initiating the ‘Confronting [In]Formality’ Group.” Todor’s LinkedIN
“As an urbanist I see informality as the sum of all non-professional involvement in the city. Studying and including this involvement is vital for the practice of urbanism, as it gives academics, professionals and students an extended insight in the workings of the city. However, to do this we need to discuss and share our experiences with informality. That is why I am initiating the ‘Confronting [In]Formality’ group.” Yos’ LinkedIN
“Throughout the mastertrack (Urbanism, TU Delft) I developed a great interest in the uneven distribution of benefits in the flourishing developing world. This urban divide is often represented by major contrasts which rarely associate with the complex reality of everyday life and realistic future alternatives. As an urban planner I am concerned about the approach of governments towards informality. That is why I am initiating the ‘Confronting [In]Formality’ Group.” Belinda’s LinkedIN