EVENTS

Discussion: Jeroen Zuidgeest about "Utopia all over again?"

Discussion: Jeroen Zuidgeest about "Utopia all over again?"


On Thursday, March 20th Michelle Provoost will talk on utopias, followed by a discussion with Jeroen Zuidgeest (MVRDV) and Pieter Bannenberg (NL Architects) moderated by Tracy Metz. "Utopia all over again? New Cities in the making" is a talk on evolution of utopian models for creating New Towns.

The talk follows the shift from the postwar welfare state ideal in Western Europe, focusing on social housing and public spaces, to the neoliberal model of privatized cities presently en vogue in Asia and Africa.

What are the implication for citizens of the New Towns? What is the quality of living in a Smart City? How healthy is a Eco-City? What can we in the west learn from these cities, if anything?

This event is FREE of charge, but please RSVP.

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