UrgentCity

UrgentCity, Towards a New Vocabulary of Terms’ is a research project paired with a program of activities by Amateur Cities and New Generations. It investigates the challenges present in communication and collaboration between disciplines involved in city making and addressing urban challenges. We start from the premise that the language we use does not only describe our reality but also actively shapes it. Our contemporary vocabulary is dominated by terms which may appear generic, confusing, hyped, redundant or simply understood differently by people from different disciplines. How can we trace these terms and compose them in a contemporary vocabulary? And what does the language we use say about our contemporary society?