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41. Nicosia Round Table, by EPUM
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This is a film of the first Round Table of the EPUM project, that took place in Nicosia, Cyprus, in May 2017, with Giuseppe Strappa (process-typological approach), Kayvan Karimi (space syntax), Sabine Knierbein (relational-material approach) and Vítor Oliveira (historico-geographical approach), in a session moderated by Andreas Papallas and Ilaria Geddes. The Round Table was integrated in the first conference of the Cyprus Network of Urban Morphology (CyNUM). The Round Table addresses fundamental questions of the current debate in urban morphology such as: i) the potential complementarity between each approach and others; ii) the most effective ways to promote such complementarity; iii) the way in which, each participant (as a teacher and as a proponent of, at least, one of these approaches) organizes the main morphological theories, concepts and methods for educational purposes; and, finally, iv) the willingness of each participant to promote exposure of his/hers students to other approaches.

42. Porto Round Table, by EPUM
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This is a film on the second Round Table of the EPUM project, taking place in the last day of the 2- weeks’ Porto Intensive Workshop, in that Portuguese city in September 2018. The Round Table had the participation of Giuseppe Strappa (process-typological approach), Abhimanyu Acharya (space syntax), Tihomir Viderman (relational-material approach) and Vítor Oliveira (historico-geographical approach), in a session moderated by Chrystala Psathiti. This second Round Table goes one step further, in relation to the first one, by benefiting from a first application, in a workshop environment, of the main ideas proposed by the different partners of the EPUM project. The debate focuses on key issues such as: i. the potential of each approach on the analysis of a specific city (in this case, Porto) and society; ii. the potential for combination of different approaches; and, finally; iii) the relation between analysis and design, bearing in mind the progress of the project in the Nicosia Intensive Workshop.

43. Porto Intensive Workshop, by Vítor Oliveira and Silvia

Link to E-Book: (COMING SOON…)

This e-book organized by Vítor Oliveira and Silvia Spolaor describes the goals, process and results of the Porto Intensive Workshop, taking place in Porto between 3 and 13 September 2018, gathering the participation of tutors and students from the five partners of the EPUM project. After a brief introduction, the book is in two parts. The first part is based on the work developed in the first part of the workshop and it is organized in five chapters. Each chapter is prepared by one of the five partners – students and tutors – and describes the application of its approach to the historical centre of Porto, addressing the rapid transformation of its physical forms and the social impacts of this process. The second part draws on the second week of the event and it is structured into four chapters. Each chapter is a solid attempt to build bridges between analytical theories, concepts and methods proposed by different morphological approaches. Each chapter launches the basis for further exploration in the Nicosia Intensive Workshop.