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Des villes au futur antérieur : Entretien avec Sylvain Allemand

Abstract : This interview underlines the need for urban planners to think about a possible "past future". This approach is particularly relevant for Andean cities because of their own history, but also because of their very specific geography. Thinking of the city of the future without considering the city of the past can lead to aberrations, as is the case in Quito. Recent constructions, guided by the technological idol or the lure of profit, disregard the lessons that the archives give us in terms of volcanic eruptions or mudslides. Similarly, the construction of the metro has shown little respect for the pre-Hispanic remains, making the latent conflicts of memory in the city centre more acute. The role of the historian, through the Archival City programme, is therefore to tell the town planner that the city is above all a 'person' and that it deserves to be respected as such.
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Georges Lomné. Des villes au futur antérieur : Entretien avec Sylvain Allemand. Sylvain Allemand. Demain, les villes ? Paroles de chercheuses et de chercheurs, Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp.370-375, 2022, 978-2-7535-8298-9. ⟨hal-03694989⟩



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