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.

5 speakers, 13 talks, 12 locations, all filmed in less then 48 hours! And the magnificent city of Prague is the setting.

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).

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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.

Why Public Space Belongs to People with Michael Sorkin

Michael Sorkin shares his views on what constitutes public space and what is its role in our lives. Do we have the right to the city and what does it mean? Sorkin argues that it is not just about access but about imagining what kind of city we want to inhabit.

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How can we harmonize our built environment with nature? These ten talks and podcasts from reSITE speakers and guests explore how our infrastructures, our urban landscapes, and our communities need not be in opposition with the natural world. Image courtesy of Studio Precht.

Trey Trahan on Building Sacred Spaces for Connection

This episode of Design and the City features the founder of Trahan Architects, Trey Trahan on the importance of creating sacred spaces devoid of clutter that make way for that human connection, his definition of beauty, and the potential regeneration holds, presenting a different side of that coin.

Tim Gill on Building Child-Friendly Cities

A city that is good for children, is good for everyone--and idea we explore with Tim Gill, author of Urban Playground: How Child-Friendly Planning and Design Can Save Cities, on this episode of Design and the City. Photo by Els Lena Eeckhout.

Why is Birth a Design Problem with Kim Holden

Can rethinking and redesigning the ways birth is approached shift the outcomes of labor and birth experiences? Can it be instrumental in improving our qualities of life--in our environments, in cities, and beyond? Architect and founder of Doula x Design Kim Holden join Design and the City to explore how she sees birth as a design problem. Photo by Kate Carlton Photography

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