How can we deal with unpredictability in urban planning and design? What kinds of tools and techniques are needed. What shifts in thinking?
‘Accepting uncertainty reduces waste for everyone involved in sustainable planning and design processes.’
The theme is perhaps the most important building block in our discipline: beauty. What is it? What makes it so difficult to talk about? Why is it so elusive?
‘I experience beauty as something exciting, moving and inspiring, which then becomes a catalyst for connection.’
THE CITY AS OASIS by Thomas Sieverts
The encroachment of wild plants and animals into the urban landscape – reinterpreting and redesigning the city as a Noah’s Ark for biodiversity in a world of shrinking species numbers.
UTOPIA by Sebastian Wells
Striking impressions of refugee camps between Africa and Europe.
Architect Arna Mačkić, born in Yugoslavia, is partner in the Dutch based office Studio LA. Many of their projects are concerned with mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion, refugees, collective identity and the public domain.
‘They are a connecting voice, healing the wounds of the past without brushing away the scars.’
Hidden gardens in Amsterdam (NL), Copenhagen (DK), New York (USA), Venice Lagoon (IT) and Weggis (CH).
You can’t get in, but they are there. To look at, or to dream about. They tell stories, and have meaning.
Lisa Diedrich, Andrea Kahn, Silke Rainen, Marieke Berkers, Christel Lindgren, Daphne de Bruijn, Harry Harsema and others