Topia. Regaining Urban Control

Hagar Abiri

Bauhaus Urban Village. Due to its shrinking population and proximity to nature, Dessau has the potential to serve as a valuable source for materials which can be recycled to create a new settlement, called the Bauhaus Urban Village. Based on a new social hybrid system as the main Prosumer [1] concept, the Bauhaus U.V. will answer new needs arising from a changed reality in local as well as global terms.

Dessau 2025

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[1] The term was coined by Alvin Toffler in his book “the third wave” (1980). Combining the words Producer with the word Consumer.
[2] “The world without us”/Alan Weisman, New York (2007), page 44.
[3] “The world without us”/Alan Weisman, New York (2007), page 34.
[4] “The world without us”/Alan Weisman, New York (2007), page 44.
[5] “Natural Capitalism”/Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins. Hachette Book Group, New York (2000). Page 159.
[6] “Natural Capitalism”/Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins. Hachette Book Group, New York (2000). Page 112.
[7] Page 841-842.
[8] “The Ghost Map”/Steven Johnson, Penguin Group, New York (2006).
[9]  “Natural Capitalism”/Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins. Hachette Book Group, New York (2000). Page 204.
[10] Page 233.
[11] The idea is presented in the book “Natural Capitalism”/Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins. Hachette Book Group, New York (2000). Page 220-221.
[12] Examples can be found in- www.datacenterknowledge.com under “Data Centers That Recycle Waste Heat”.
[13] Based on a new technology ( “Spray-On” Photovoltaic Windows’) and personal future forecast.
[14] “They’re working more but getting less, in part because a larger portion of our income is paying to remedy such costs of misdirected growth as crime, illiteracy, commuting, and the breakdown of the family.”/ Natural Capitalism/ Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins. Hachette Book Group, New York (2000). Page 56.
[15] “Natural Capitalism”/Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins. Hachette Book Group, New York (2000). Page 173-174.
[16] The idea was inspired by the second episode of the british (television) series “Black Mirror”.
[17] Similar to how youth movements operate.
[18] A working day exists in some of the kibbutzim. It Exposes children to different areas and different people and develops in them a sense of responsibility.