The (Temporary) Cuban Pavilion existed at the Venice architectural Biennale, for a short time in 2006. On Monday 16th October, the French Pavilion, which was called METAVILLA, was turned into the Cuban Pavilion with full permission and support from curator Patrick Bouchain and all invited participants who were living and working out of the space during the ResidentMETA workshop. […]Read more "The Cuban Pavilion at Venice 2006"
This weekend we are launching the CURITIBA ECO CITY TOURS, 4 FREE tours over the weekend. The first tour is the architectural bike tour on Friday, we leave at 2pm. You can see the poster below and the tour has been posted as a facebook event. There is also a facebook page for the tours: […]Read more "CURITIBA ECO CITY TOURS – Launch weekend, Fri 17-Sun 19 October 2014"
As part of the #CheerForPeaceEXPO exhibiton in Curitiba, Brazil. A short presentation at 5pm of films about different artistic projects in Ireland, Spain, France, Italy… The talk will be broadcast live on the #CheerForPeaceEXPO NET TV channel on Bambuser. The archive video will be made available after.Read more "#CheerForPeaceEXPO – day 5; ART – Artistic spaces and processes for social change"
Irish eco architect Duncan Crowley will give his talk at 5pm (9pm Irish time) in IBQP, the iCities node in Curitiba, Brazil on Friday 8th of August 2014. The talk will be broadcast live on the #CheerForPeaceEXPO NET TV channel on Bambuser. The archive video will be made available after. He is part of the […]Read more "#CheerForPeaceEXPO – day 5; FOOD – Eco Urban talk with Irish architect Duncan Crowley"
Greetings from Brazil, . My name is Duncan Crowley, an Irishman who lives in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba but who is traveling to participate in an event in the largest favela in Latin America this Saturday; Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, the day before the world cup final. I am part of a […]Read more "Irishman seeking support for a charity working in the favelas of Brazil with the #CheerForPeace movement"
An amazing day happened on Sunday 15th of June 2014 in Vila Torres, Curitiba, the day before the city saw its first of four world cup games. Vila Torres is the most central and oldest of the many underprivileged Favelas of the city. Its a tough existence here, people with next to nothing do what […]Read more "On the eve of World Cup in Curitiba, Opera came to the favela of Vila Torres"
Duncan Crowley’s First Curitiba tour with Architecture Weekend now ready, just click on the website, book tour and see you here soon… Curitiba, the world’s leading eco-city? In one of the most unlikely places, huge creativity has arisen since the 70’s. Visit Curitiba to understand the urban evolution of what many call the most ecological […]Read more "Curitiba, the world’s leading eco-city? (GUIDED TOUR)"
Today is World Environment Day, so a big shout out to everyone who is taking steps for positive change. Here in Curitiba, it is also the birthday of the amazing space UNILIVRE – Universidade Livre do Meio Ambiente, Parabens amigos. Not only is working for true sustainable change the challenge of our times, it is […]Read more "Happy World Environment Day 2014 to all"
Nearly 2 years ago in Barcelona, where I lived for 7 years, I met some really amazing Brazilian girls on the walking tour I was the guide of (one of my jobs at the time), they told me about excellent work going on in the slums of Sao Paulo and elsewhere in their native country. […]Read more "Brazil, Transition, Big Cities, Inspiring projects"
In 2003 Duncan Crowley participated in the “Eco city Banja Luka” project in Bosnia. Only a few years earlier, this part of the world was in a horrific civil war, which saw the break up of the old country of “Yugoslavia”. The project was set up by the EASA network. Different workshops happened and the […]Read more "Eco city Banja Luka, Bosnia, 2003"