Date & Time
Monday, June 28 | 16:00-19:00 CEST, 10:00-13:00 EDT, 00:00-03:00 AEST
The current urban trends of extreme densification in combination with grand socio-ecological challenges – demands rethinking of our Cities and City-making.
We assume, the biological concept of restorative environments provides a promising lens to explore new pathways for our Cities, especially in combination with technologies of media-architecture. This calls for an interdisciplinairy approach combining tangible know how from the design profession and imaginative ‘what if’ from the arts. In our workshop, we want to bring these together to explore and craft possible better urban futures.
For this workshop, GSD Harvard, College of Design Pasadena, and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences joined forces. We invite ambitious students & recent graduates/ young professionals to apply, especially from Architecture, Spatial Technology, Urban Design and Media Interaction Design etc. We set a maximum of 15 to 20 participants. Please provide a short motivation in the following link.
Results will be curated, published and exhibited at the Media Architecture Biennale and will be presented at spatial and design professionals in Amsterdam.
Please note that this workshop is meant for students only.
We invite ambitious students & recent graduates/ young professionals to apply. We set a maximum of 15 to 20 participants.
Please provide a short motivation and register here
Deadline for registrations: extended to June 24, 2021
Thirteen students and young professionals with multiple backgrounds from three continents applied and were selected to investigate possibilities of integrating systems of resilience in the design of our rapidly densifying cities. The workshop offered a platform to discuss strategies to make our cities more restorative (i.e. being able to restore and reinvent in the face of change) and to test new narratives and pathways in an interdisciplinary approach. All this in three hours time. ‘An impossible and therefore immensely challenging task’ reacted Ben Hooker, one of the three workshop organizers, next to Frank and Stefano Andreani.
Click below to read the full report of the Designing Restorative Cities Workshop:
Frank Suurenbroek (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam),
Stefano Andreani (Harvard, Graduate School of Design),
Ben Hooker (ArtCenter College of Design)
More information & Contact
For more info, contact click here or send an email to Frank Suurenbroek [email@example.com].