Chilean Urban Tribes in the City of Santiago

By: Mauricio Baros  

This paper is based on course work in the line of theory of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Chile. This course work has been done several years on the subject of the so-called urban tribes and their behavior in public spaces of the city of Santiago. These new urban tribes present a new way of occupying the public space, which challenge the structure of the traditional city. The underlying hypothesis is that these new generations express a more nomadic and more liquid behavior that the usual in the traditional urban structures, this would be product of the virtuality’s influence on the physical environment. These new dynamics require new forms of expression and representation more in line with its liquid and transitory structure. Some of the course proposals are studied and analyzed here, in orden to give an idea of this new urban phenomena in Santiago of Chile.

Urban tribes, Politics, Urban space, Virtuality
Arts Education
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Dr. Mauricio Baros

Académico, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Arquitecto, Magister en la Universidad de Chile y la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile respectivamente. en Doctor en Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Profesor Asociado de la Facultad de Arquitectura y del Centro de Estudios Arabes de la Universidad de Chile desde 1986, y docente de otras instituciones. Académico del área de teoría e Historia de la arquitectura. Publicaciones de artículos y libros en el área de las relaciones culturales y artísticas entre Oriente y Latinoamérica, principalmente de Chile. Asistencia a Congresos internacionales en Japón, Egipto, Marruecos, etc.