THE CITY AS WORKSHOP
The Next Economy makes a plea for an inclusive urban economy. An economy that not only focuses on knowledge and services but that also fosters (the reintroduction of) production and manufacturing as valuable and meaningful sources of employment. How can we accommodate the return of manufacturing to our cities? How can cities and neighborhoods benefit from more local production? Which spatial conditions stimulate productive cities? And how can design contribute to inclusive urban economies?
with Joachim Declerck (partner Architecture Workroom Brussel), Joris Tiebout (CEO Abattoir Brussels), Imke Carsouw-Huizing (executive directeur Brainport Development), Nicoline van Enter (SLEM Waalwijk) and Vincent Cardinaal (Vers Beton).
TUESDAY 10 MAY
Time: 7.30 - 9 p.m.
Location: Fenixloods II, Paul Nijghkade 19, Rotterdam
Admission fee: none, provided you can produce a valid exhibition ticket.
A reservation in advance is highly recommendable and can be made here.
On six Tuesday evenings, RUIMTEVOLK and the IABR will highlight the issues raised by the quest for the Next Economy. How do designers, administrators, and professionals, active on the local, regional, national or international scale, tackle the issues the IABR–2016 raised: the energy transition, the healthy city, and the productive city? How can designers contribute to the reduction of the spatial separation between the disadvantaged and the winners, to a more inclusive city? How can design contribute to an urban economy that adds local value and is circular? In short, which are the concrete Next Steps for design, planning, and governance?