Our favorite quotes and ideas from our Design and the City guests seem to take design and its application, examining it from all angles—from mobility and smart cities to giving it a higher purpose and advocating for more diverse input—all to reframe how we can apply it to shape our built environments to better serve all those who inhabit them.
2020, a year of cancelled concerts, festivals that didn't happen and concert halls that remained silent. A year that confined singers, musicians and performers in their homes, studios and backyards, making the digital space their only point of contact with their fans.
COVID-19 has changed everyone's plans, and we are no exception. We’ve deliberated on how to continue connecting city-makers in the midst of a pandemic, and ultimately made the hard decision to fore-go our annual event this year.
Throughout 2020, many thoughts and questions have arisen in the cities close to our hearts. We’d like to discuss what challenges define the discourse today. In the new season of reSITE’s podcast, Design and the City, we will revisit all aspects of future-proof city-making.
The former mayor of Bogota, discusses why equity begins with well-planned public spaces, making the case that their democratization is based on one simple urban feature: sidewalks. Photo courtesy of Michael Schmid
Leona Lynen sets a path for a publicly-planned revitalization of Berlin’s Haus der Statistik in the wake of a unique opportunity for Berliners to partner with their government.
With urban spaces under the control of protests against police brutality, questions of who gets to utilize a space and who feels comfortable in a space are at the forefront of international attention. Spaces do not randomly appear, and are shaped by their designers, begging the question of the role of urban designers and architects in perpetuating racial injustice.
Can design be used to solve urban inequalities? Hear eight talks from reSITE speakers with examples on how we can use the built environment as a tool for social impact.
In the “East Meets West” panel discussion, WallaceLiu’s founders Jamie Wallace and Jee Liu join MAAT executive director Beatrice Leanza and editor of Wallpaper* China Yoko Choy to discuss trends that will define the future development of our cities across the Eastern and Western hemispheres.