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Portus 31 – June 2016


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Roger Humberto Ríos Duarte
PROCIP: Methodological experiences for the scientific approach to the port city

PROCIP: Methodological experiences for the scientific approach to the port city

When the PROCIP began to organize the maritime-port symposia in 2009, we took note on the European expert experiences who visited us. IACP and RETE gave us the first lessons, showing interesting work schemes in southern and northern Europe. His ...
- Central America
Roberto Converti
La invención del barco, es la invención del naufragio

La invención del barco, es la invención del naufragio

"La invención del barco, es la invención del naufragio". El casual encuentro con esta frase, nombre de una circunstancial obra de teatro, me ha permitido dar precisión a una secuencia de reflexiones, resultado a su vez de otras lecturas u ...
- Latinas
Olaf Merk
The spirit of port-cities

The spirit of port-cities

A city is a spatial and an economic reality, but also something more esoteric: an agglomeration of values, of mentalities - even of spirituality. Joel Kotkin has stated that great cities foster three elements: personal safety, economic possibilities and sacredness ...
- OECD
Carola HEIN
Writing Port Cities

Writing Port Cities

In Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino famously imagined Marco Polo describing imaginary cities to Kublai Khan. Reflecting on his home city of Venice, he “put together, piece by piece, the perfect city,” a city that is “discontinuous in space and time” ...
- PortCultures
Lisa Diedrich
Harbour landscapes as incubators of the next economy

Harbour landscapes as incubators of the next economy

This column aims at discovering harbours from a landscape perspective, which means extending our view beyond the delimited harbour area towards the surrounding landscape of which the harbour is a constitutive part – surrounding landscape means physical landscape in the ...
- PortScapes
Marta MORETTI
Venice and the Great Ships, lights and shadows of a coexistence

Venice and the Great Ships, lights and shadows of a coexistence

An exhibition, a book but above all an idea of the city. In 30 images in black and white. a great Italian photographer, Gianni Berengo Gardin, measures himself with a city, Venice, caught in a controversial situation: that of his ...
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