MVRDV founding partner Jacob van Rijs will give a keynote speech at the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial on Thursday 5 November 2020 3.00 pm (CET). The second edition of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, which is conceived under the name “What Do We Have in Common'' takes a closer look at the notion of commonness in our increasingly individualized and fragmented societies. The notion of “commons” unites open resources of any kind: natural, cultural, spatial, material and immaterial - of which ownership and access are shared. But commons also mean a collection of practices that govern and maintain these resources and must be preserved as such. The activist right-to-the-city movements remind us that commons must be reclaimed as finite resources that need to be sustained, nurtured and managed by communities and professionals. The architects, urbanists and state institutions play a fundamental role in maintaining the spatial commons.
Jacob will also give a talk at Common Waves on Friday 23 October 2020 8.00 pm (CET). Common Waves is an International Radio Collective launched during Tbilisi Architecture Biennial 2020. Together they arranged a radio-festival during the month October. During 72 hours, Radio ARCADA will broadcast a series of conversations about "The sound of CITIES" with people around the world.
This event was recorded! Watch the video here: