Crimson Historians & Urbanists warmly invites you to the book launch of ‘A City of Comings and Goings' on July 11th 2019 at the Independent School for the City in Rotterdam. During this launch we will also celebrate the return of the exhibition 'A City of Comings and Goings' to Rotterdam that was on show earlier at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.
Crimson believes that architecture and urbanism can make our cities more resilient to migration. In ‘A City of Comings and Goings’ we bring together a cast of European cities (Amsterdam, London, Prato, Vienna, Berlin and Aarhus) that have been marked by migration. Each cities is represented through a compelling essay by a local scholar. From these cities we have also selected a catalogue of one hundred projects that tackle the issue of migration in many different ways and on different scales. The essays, the catalogue of projects and the manifesto-like introductory essay, make for a book that demonstrates how planning and architectural design can play a crucial role in making the Western European city into a resilient and exciting City of Comings and Goings.
Programme (15:30 - 18:00, Doors open at 15:00)
> Introduction by Crimson Historians & Urbanists> Talk ‘London is the Place for Me’ by Justinien Tribillon (Author London essay) > Response by Floris Alkemade (Dutch Chief Government Architect)> Official book presentation to Hermineke van Bockxmeer (Concern director Department of City Management & Urban Development of the Municipality of Rotterdam)> Drinks and tunes
Friday night is School's Out! Every last Friday of the month the Independent School for the City celebrates the start of the weekend with a public lecture and film program, while enjoying a drink and some food. School’s Out is meant for a general (public) audience. The themes of the School's Out Fridays are loosely related to the Curriculum of the School . See here for more information about upcoming events.
The Independent School for the City regularly features various exhibitions that are either the result of school projects or a stand-alone expo compiled by (architecture) professionals. We are currently showing a collection of Dog Poo Bags by Peter Veenstra (Lola Landscape Architecture), the result of two design studios at Delft University of Technology dealing with urbanization in the greater Accra region and a selection of pictures of North Korean interiors taken by photographer and architectural critic Oliver Wainwright. More info can be found on the Exhibitions page.
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