Alfredo Brillembourg received his Master of Science in Architectural Design from Columbia University. Brillembourg is a fellow of the GRIP Institute at the University of Bergen and held the chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland from 2010 to 2019. Founded U–TT Design Group with offices in New York, São Paulo, Geneva, Cape Town and Oslo.
Re-Living the City
UABB 2015 Catalogue Aaron Betsky, Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner, Doreen Heng Liu This richly illustrated book presents the exhibits and curatorial visions of the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (UABB), organized around the theme, Re-Living the City. It highlights the contributions of dozens of international architects, designers and artists, and offers 12 probing, original essays. The projects and essays of UABB 2015, Re-Living the City, criticize the status quo of architecture and urbanism, but they also resist the false dream of designing a perfect city from scratch. Instead, they portray the city as the incremental product of its inhabitants and designers, who provisionally make and remake its fabric through various means at their disposal. Urbanization in the world’s fastest growing regions today has a dual character: officially-sanctioned, large-scale development shadowed by unregulated or ‘informal’ spaces built by disenfranchised migrants. UABB 2015 operates between these poles, seeking alternative paradigms to generate a