How can we deal with unpredictability in urban planning and design? What kinds of tools and techniques are needed. What shifts in thinking?
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?
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
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.
THE HIDDEN GARDEN
Amager Bakke (Copenhagen), Lace Garden (Amsterdam), Lowline (New York), Nemos Garden (Ligurian Sea), Villa Senar (Weggis), Sacca Sassola (Venice Lagoon)
Lisa Diedrich, Andrea Kahn, Silke Rainen, Marieke Berkers, Christel Lindgren, Daphne de Bruijn, Harry Harsema and others