Greg Lindsay to Guest Curate reSITE 2018
The annual international forum showcasing better solutions for our urbanized world will be back in Prague on June 14–15, 2018.
"I’m honored to join reSITE as guest curator after having had the pleasure of watching it evolve as a speaker and attendee since 2013. I’m also humbled to tackle the biggest issue cities face: where and how people live, and how to do it fairly, equitably, and sustainably. The right to the city begins with housing, and so that’s where the theme of reSITE 2018 begins,” explains the new program curator of the event Greg Lindsay, a writer, journalist and urbanist.
Listen to Greg Lindsay speak at reSITE 2015
Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow at New Cities Foundation and Contributing Writer at Fast Company NYC talks about what we can do to improve our urban design. "Cities are not machines but they are not living creatures either. They are social reactors - they fuse together social networks, create network organisms." Greg devotes part of his lecture to big companies such as Google or Facebook. These companies need spaces with urban energies where people connect more, share themselves, their pasions, projects, expertise and talents. Big companies also want to maximize serendipity in order to explore the unknown knowns; things we don't know we know. Let's look at ways we can leverage the city to make connections - professionally, personally and creatively.
Carl Weisbrod, Commissioner of New York City Planning, discusses the economic and cultural history of New York City, culminating in today's booming economy that is accompanied by a housing crisis. City growth leads to rapid social change, and transformation towards more affordable housing will allow the city to continue to thrive with healthier citizens.
Over one thousand visitors attended reSITE 2017: In/visible City on June 22-23 in Prague. Architects, municipal leaders, city planners and investors in the audience were blown away by lectures from the universally heralded Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, Deputy Mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika, Winy Maas from the envy of the architecture world, and many more.
Mimi Hoang, co-founder of New York based nArchitects, discusses methods of solving the overcrowding and housing shortage of New York City and her projects on improving public spaces. She explains her latest project creating more affordable micro living apartments for lower income or single person households in the city, as well as her past work in Chicago turning the pier into a public space for locals to enjoy.
Urban planner, architect, and co-founder of MVRDV interdisciplinary studio, Winy Mass, is reimagining cities and public spaces. He shares with us many of his innovative projects and his curiosity about how future cities will rethink functional space in the public domain.
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
Martin Barry walks you through program tips for reSITE 2018: Jeanne Gang, the Founding Principal of Chicago-based Studio Gang is one of the most anticipated guests to speak in Prague this June.
First keynote speakers and a new guest curator announced for reSITE 2018