Openingssymposium

Symposium

This opening event of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) in collaboration with Nieuwe Instituut, is part of the closing event of Rotterdam Architecture Month. IABR director Saskia van Stein and Nature of Hope curators Janna Bystrykh, Catherine Koekoek, Alina Paias, Hani Salih, and Noortje Weenink will kick off the event. Jeremy Till (Mould) will give a keynote after the introduction. Another speaker is Baerbell Mueller (architect and researcher). A special guest is Chicago based urban planner Emmanuel Pratt who will speak about the work of the Sweet Water Foundation: a community-based non-profit organization involved in Regenerative Neighborhood Development.

Opening Symposium IABR: Nature of Hope
This edition of IABR, titled Nature of Hope has a focus on how architecture can contribute to become a regenerative spatial design practice. The afternoon programme of Building Ecologies – Nature in the City will kick-off with a brief introduction to the Nature of Hope theme by IABR director Saskia van Stein and Nature of Hope curators Janna Bystrykh, Catherine Koekoek, Alina Paias, Hani Salih and Noortje Weenink.
Then British architect, educator and writer Jeremy Till (MOULD) will give a keynote lecture followed with a conversation with Baerbel Mueller ([APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS) and Pedro Aparicio-Llorente (APLO Architecture & Landscape).

Re-Storying the Nature of Hope with Emmanuel Pratt (15:30-17:00)

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