Metro Cable, San Agustin, Caracas, Venezuela, 2007 – 2010.
Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy of Urban-Think Tank.

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Alfredo Brillembourg founded the Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) collective in 1998 as an informal multi-disciplinary research group in his home in Altamira, Caracas. In 2001, Brillembourg invited Hubert Klumpner to co-found the U-TT NGO and later in 2007 to co-found the U-TT company in Caracas, Venezuela. Brillembourg and Klumpner continued their partnership in Zürich, which lasted until 2019. In 2020, U-TT Norway was established by Brillembourg to expand socially and environmentally sustainable projects with Scandinavian funding and new partners of the global U-TT Design Group.

U-TT’s approach has always centered on bridging academia and practice in order to deliver innovative yet practical solutions to real-world problems. To achieve this, Brillembourg has brought together specialists from different fields, including architects, civil engineers, environmental planners, landscape architects, urban sociologists, and communication experts, to explore and respond to people’s needs in a holistic and human-centered manner. Building on his extensive design and academic experience, Brillembourg continuous to be driven by the ambition to create positive change with each project. Their project, `Caracas Case and the Culture of the Informal City’ studied the urban culture of Caracas and recommended policy changes.


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