Never Demolish !?
This symposium is focused on the implications of a total demolition ban for our cities, public housing and economies. More and more researchers and designers are calling for a total demolition moratorium. Instead of wanting to realise a new building every time, architecture could focus on transforming, densifying and topping up. It requires a change in the architect’s ethics, but no more demolition could result in an architecture that is much less harmful to the environment, and that is richer and more varied than the parade of new objects with which the profession now associates itself. Speakers will be amongst others: Peter van Assche, Wouter Deen, Sanne van Manen, Dimitri Minten, Ludwig Engel and Kristiaan Borret.
14 maart, 13:00 – 17:00 – Independent School for the City