THE INTELLIGENCE OF CITIES
AND THE NEW URBAN REVOLUTION
Entretiens du Nouveau Monde Industriel December 18th/19th, 2018.
Grande Salle, Centre Pompidou
Burdened with the almost inconceivable scope of challenges for humanity (which must now face the disastrous effects of its own toxicity) brought about by the Anthropocene, cities and territories try to respond by networking – from open cities to « positive territories ». We are living a new urban and territorial revolution that could be inurban (i.e. inhuman: devoid of urbanity). And the city deprived of urbanity becomes the jungle.
Faced with what constitutes a risk that everyone now feels to varying degrees (even by practicing denial), the 2018 New Industrial World Forum (ENMI) intends to pose that the « resistance » to this future has no future if it fails to invent a new urban intelligence seizing and critiquing these revolutionary transformations, which start within the learning territories that could and should become the cities and conurbations engendered by the latest developments of what Clarisse Herrenschmidt called « reticular writing » and what Antoinette Rouvroy called « algorithmic governmentality ».
Translated by Benjamin M. Herm-Morris