independent school for the city

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Independent School for the City organizes various public events, addressing topics that respond to current relevant issues in urbanisation, and offers a platform to other organisation dealing with the city. The events are accessible to all 'urban' professionals in Rotterdam and beyond.

This School’s Out! with Wouter Vanstiphout is the book presentation of ‘Autonoom: 100% Carel Weeber’ a detailed architect’s biography and a richly illustrated architectural monograph, bringing together life and work of Weeber. According to Vanstiphout, the common thread in this story is “that from the beginning of his professional career, Carel Weeber consciously adopted the attitude of an outsider and paradoxically, through the almost theatrical elaboration of this attitude, has had a great influence on Dutch architecture and its institutions.” The evening includes a film program, followed by drinks and bites.

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Mar 05

For the 4th edition of Back to School with…  we’ve invited architect One Planet Port to curate a series around the topic of the future of the port of Rotterdam. In this second evening we will talk about the (negative) role of the port of Rotterdam in the system of global trade, including the impact on human rights in countries abroad.

Tuesday 5 March 19:00 – 21:00. Tickets are 17,50 euro and include a simple dinner. Doors open and dinner served at 18:00. Get your tickets here

Mar 14

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.

Thursday 14 March 2024, 13:00 – 17:30, with amongst others: Peter van Assche, Wouter Deen, Sanne van Manen, Dimitri Minten, Ludwig Engel and Kristiaan Borret

Mar 26

For the 4th edition of Back to School with…  we’ve invited architect One Planet Port to curate a series around the topic of the future of the port of Rotterdam. In this last evening we will talk about the future of the port, developing towards sustainability and circular economy and industry – how does that look like and happen?

Tuesday 26 March 19:00 – 21:00. Tickets for the separate events are 17,50 euro and include a simple dinner. Doors open and dinner served at 18:00. Get your tickets here

Mar 28

Alternatieven voor eigenaarschap (Alternatives to Ownership) is a debate evening organized by Amateur Cities. During the event, invited speakers, designers and the audience will discuss the role that alternative forms of home ownership – organized around sharing or commons – can play in addressing the housing crisis. How can these alternative forms of ownership be realized, and what steps can we take now to build differently in the future? Thursday, March 28, 19:30 – 21:00, tickets can be reserved here for free. Please note that this event is in Dutch.

Mar 29

Drinks, tunes, bites a short movie and a lecture by Donna van Milligen Bielke – an architect with a distinct vision and a now award-winning architectural signature. She has a fascination for redefining and positioning boundaries, and the influence of architecture on public space. She operates on the border of architecture and urban planning and moves between different scale levels, from the architectural interior to the urban fabric.

Apr 19

A lecture by art historian and author Camiel van Winkel on his latest publication Lichaam en Steen (Body and Stone), followed by movie screening.

May 07

Documentary and debate of the screening “Future Made in Holland” on the legacy of past spatial and engineering projects and the future perspectives these empower in citizens. Part of Reporting space, time and everyday life in the Delta organized by TUDelft Climate Action Film Club. Tuesday 7 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00. Tickets can be reserved here for free.

May 31

Drinks, tunes, bites a short movie and a lecture by filmmaker and architect Rohan Shivkumar

Jun 28

This School’s Out! with Wouter Vanstiphout is the book presentation of ‘Autonoom: 100% Carel Weeber’ a detailed architect’s biography and a richly illustrated architectural monograph, bringing together life and work of Weeber. According to Vanstiphout, the common thread in this story is “that from the beginning of his professional career, Carel Weeber consciously adopted the attitude of an outsider and paradoxically, through the almost theatrical elaboration of this attitude, has had a great influence on Dutch architecture and its institutions.” The evening includes a film program, followed by drinks and bites.

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