Premiere: New Small Talks Released
Big ideas in a new Small Talks series co-produced by reSITE and Canal 180.
We took that challenge again: 15 speakers, 13 talks, 12 locations, all filmed in less then 48 hours! They share the secrets of their professions, their unique approaches, their dreams and mistakes. #SmallTalks 2017 is launched with Teddy Cruz speaking from Ai Weiwei's exhibition, and Leni Schwendinger sitting in Prague's Old Town Renaissance arcades.
The magnificent city of Prague is the setting of all new talks, showing gorgeous panoramas, but also abandoned lands.The series of 3-minute talks with architects, urbanists, city planners, curators, social innovators, renowned editors and one instagrammer was created in co-production with Porto-based Canal 180. The episodes will be released monthly.
Who's next? We will bring Small Talks with Caroline Bos from UNStudio, Andrew Tuck, Monocle's Editor in Chief, Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, the Founders of The Waag Society, Jean-Louis Missika and more personalities that we met at reSITE 2017: In/visible City.
Watch first two episodes (and remember to share them).
James Corner, Founder of James Corner Field Operations, talks the future of landscape architecture beyond parks and waterfronts. He begs the question of how to consider the natural environment at the scale of the urban, and in the interests of ‘green’ urban public spaces, how to cater to the interests of diverse public bodies.
Michael Sorkin is an architectural critic, author, professor, urban planner and advocate for social justice. In this talk with reSITE he discusses designing for equitable cities, saying that planners should focus on creating inclusive cities, especially through the use of public space.
Socially conscious designers leverage economic, environmental, political and cultural factors and consider them in their efforts to improve the livability of the built environment.
Cities benefit tremendously from the incorporation of greenspace, a connection to nature that is an arena to cultivate community.
Technology is embedded in contemporary cities. From surveillance cameras to street lights, architects, scientists, planners, and engineers are finding new ways to streamline urban environments to improve the quality of life. Yet, some worry that increasing reliance on technology could lead to its potential abuse, especially when it comes to personal privacy.
Within the fields of architecture and urban planning, women are making their case for creating built environments that serve all genders. To close the gap of gender inequality and make spaces more inclusive and safe for women, the unique perspective provided by these speakers is essential to augmenting our idea of design. To move towards more inclusive cities, women must be at the forefront of change.
Martin Barry founded reSITE in Prague in 2011 to gather a community of people concerned with urbanism and creating better cities. Through events encouraging collaboration, Martin has raised awareness of the need for better public space, housing transportation, and integration of migrants in cities.
Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times, speaks to reSITE about how architects are responsible for creating healthy cities to address climate change, refugees, and urbanisation. In conversation with urban planners and designers, architects can create resilient neighborhoods and cities.
Mimi Hoang, founder of nArchitects, discusses public space versus domestic space and affordable housing. She believes that the urban environment should encourage people to spend time in it and make the city space their own.
Steffen Fiedler and Stephan Thiel, two founders of Studio NAND, discuss with reSITE the mission of their firm and some of their past and ongoing work. Studio NAND wants to create accessible knowledge by taking data and communicating it to influence policymakers and create an informed public.