SLUMLAB 07 // ASIA MODE
* Produced in collaboration with Future Cities Lab
// Contributing Author
Relational Territories, with Lindsey Sherman
Points of Resistance, with Nicolas Kretschmann
SLUM Lab 07 - Asian Mode - presents a cross-section of contemporary practice in the Asian region, with examples of specific modes of acting in multiple local contexts. The title Asian Mode refers to the modus operandi, moods, modes and modalities of researchers in different urban conditions, who are deliberately moving their focus away from the generic, tabula-rasa view of development that dominated publications about Asia in the past decade. Rural and urban, mobility and migration, density and sprawl, openness and exclusion, prosperity and disparity, water and waste, all reappear in different perspectives within this magazine. The idea of this edition is to move away from cliché views on Asia, producing an image of diversity and specificity of Asian everyday life.
Editors: Alfredo Brillembourg (ETH Zurich), Hubert Klumpner (ETH Zurich), Kees Christiaanse (FCL Singapore)
Managing Editor: Tessina Schenk (ETH Zurich)
Future Cities Lab Coordinator: Stephen Cairns (FCL Singapore)
Art Direction: Paperwhite, New York
Design: Nadia Troeman, Rotterdam
Visual and Media Editor: Daniel Schwartz (U-TT, ETHZ)
Cartographers: Ahmed Belkhodja, Samuel Maire
Copy Editor: Ilana Millner (U-TT, ETHZ)
Teaching Staff (ETHZ, HARVARD GSD, INDA): Kerrie Butts, Marielly Casanova, Michael Contento, Nicolas Kretschmann, Nilay Mistry, Lea Ruefenacht, Victor Sanz, Tessina Schenk, Lindsey Sherman
Special Thanks: DARCH, ETHZ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt. Prof. Roland Altenburger, UZH.
Front Cover: Emmelie Franzen
SLUM Lab magazine is a nomadic enterprise, bringing together architects, urban designers, academics, and students from all areas of the globe to work toward an understanding of the link between architecture, urban design, poverty alleviation, and sustainable urban development. Initially, the magazine dealt mainly with the theme of slums and informal settlements. However, over the course of numerous publications, SLUM Lab has grown to address a wide variety of global urban themes. Since its first edition, SLUM Lab has proven to be both provocative and popular. Knowledge sharing has always been a core aspect of the magazine, and many leading urban specialists from around the world have engaged in a collaboration with the publication.
SLUM Lab was founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner at Columbia University in New York and is now part of their curriculum at the ETH Zürich.