Carolina Nunes is a brazilian architect living in Germany, where she is German Chancellor Fellow developing a project about rivers and cities at the Technical University of Munich. She is investigating the integration of nature and public spaces in cities, through administrational expertise and civil society activities towards sustainable development.
The river-cities of the past represented the values of that time. Just like the industries, they should be standard, segmented, functional. In the scale of machines. In the liquid modernity, the world is not fixed anymore, so why should the river banks be? Nowadays we talk about diversity, singularity, democracy, culture and sustainability, how is the shape of the city of our times? Rivers are an important piece in the equation: they are the connection between nature and urban centers. Cities are human habitats. Let’s improve our cities, by design.