Designing the future: Innovation, Housing and Affordable Living converge at reSITE 2018
The event happening at Prague’s Forum Karlin on June 14–15, 2018 catapults Prague to the center of the international design and policy world again, presenting50 international speakers from real estate development, architecture, design, investment and innovation; focusing on top quality housing and quality of life, bringing inspiration from the world’s most desirable cities
Theme: The Future of Housing
Alternative ownership, affordable and cooperative housing, new financing and regeneration models are driving the conversation about housing around the world. reSITE 2018 will present the best of those models from around the world and see how they might fit in Prague and other EU cities.
reSITE’s 360° stage puts globally renown and inspirational experts at the center of a 1000+ audience of investors, architects, planners, innovators, cultural, municipal and real estate leaders.
Meet the global trend-setters Sou Fujimoto (Founder of Sou Fujimoto Architects in Japan), recently selected as WSJ’s Architecture Innovator of the Year and green architecture genius, will speak about his large - scale urbanism and residential projects, including those he has designed for major French cities – Paris, Nice, Marseille.
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Oke Hauser, Creative Lead and mastermind of BMW Mini Cooper's new portfolio of residential concepts Mini Living will present their concept, which has created an international sensation at Milan Design Week in April with over 70,000 visitors and millions of social media interactions.
Airbnb’s Head of Policy Research Anita Roth will join reSITE from San Francisco to outline the future policy ideas and strategies of shared living and sustainable hospitality services - in Prague, and other cities.
Erion Veliaj, 39 year old dream Mayor of Tirana working to bring Albania to the 21st century, is one Southern Europe’s most talented politicians. He approaches sustainability with creative solutions. His policy focuses on innovation, smart financing, 100% renewable energy, hybrid and electric cars and he doesn’t consider limited public budgets as an excuse for slow urban development.
Darick Borowski, Creative Director of WeWork and WeLive, will explain the move of the $20 billion valued company, with their transition from shared office space towards cooperative living, flexible residential flats.
Another keynote lecture will be given by Richard Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities.
The Founder of Rojkind Arquitectos, Michel Rojkind was listed by Wallpaper magazine amongst "150 Movers, Shakers and Makers That Have Rocked the World in the Last 15 Years". His latest achievement, the Foro Boca concert and culture hall in Mexico, has amazed the planet.
OMA’s Reinier de Graaf's first book “Four Walls and a Roof” will be revealed at the event, where we expect him to lambaste apathetic architectural ideals and explain that architecture will always be flawed as long as humans conceive, create and build it.
The Founder of Design House Liberty, Dara Huang, will speak about new trends in residential architecture. Jeanne Gang is a Chicago-based practicing architect and a MacArthur Fellow, whose work at a recent MoMA exhibition "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream" will be a highlight.
High-level editors will moderate the discussions, including Marcus Fairs, founder of Dezeen, Monocle’s producer and reporter, Carlota Rebelo, Andrew Tuck and Rob Bole, General Manager of Citylab – the world’s most respected and read “cities” online publication.
More than a conference: extra events
A film premiere of Elevation, a highly anticipated Dezeen’s documentary production on how drones will change our cities. The film will be screened on the main stage on Thu June 14, from 4pm, with the introduction by his director, Marcus Fairs, and the artist and architect Liam Young present for a Q&A. Young and Maughan’s short film In The Robot Skies will be screened on the main stage on Friday June 15 and both filmmakers will give a talk.
BOOK SIGNING BY OMA’S REINIER DE GRAAF
Dutch architect, writer & partner at OMA, Reinier de Graaf will host a book signing following the release of his acclaimed book "Four Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession" named best books of 2017 by both the Financial Times and The Guardian.
SHARED CITIES WORKSHOPS
The afternoon session on Thursday June 14 will be dedicated to a series of workshops curated by Shared Cities: Creative Momentum team. The workhops leaders coming mostly from Central European countries will focus on co-living, networking of neighborhoods, sharing of data and resources. Some of the workshops will utilize gaming, immersive and experiential activities. The capacity is limited, registration needed. Priority registration for conference attendees via conference app. Remaining capacity will be open for registrations to general audience via reSITE.org.
RUN WITH ROJKIND
Michel Rojkind, besides being an acclaimed architect and a multitalented artist, is also known as a passionate runner. He will lead a city run. Run as a free, democratic and active way to explore the beauties any city has to offer. Free event. Registration needed via reSITE.org
Guided tours for small groups will bring us to the residential and riverside areas of the regenerating Holesovice and Karlin districts.
reSITE DINNER AND PARTY
Thursday evening will be dedicated to the reSITE annual Dinner and Party at Bokovka in Prague’s Old Town. After a first part of the evening reserved for invited international guests, the doors will open from 8 am to all reSITE’s friends.