Architecture and Democracy 1965-1989


This year, the international conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre will investigate how architecture and urban planning can represent, embody and enable democracy. The conference will focus on the years 1965 to 1989, in which welfare state arrangements were contested on both left and right, by counterculture movements and the rise of populism. While government institutions sought a proper response, urban renewal and city repair became a new field of work for architects and planners.

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