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Ravi Naidoo on Creating a Better World Through Creativity

Ravi Naidoo, the founder of the South African "think-tank, do-tank"- Design Indaba - brings about the idea of a better world through creativity with the fundamental belief that design has the power to enhance democracy, elevate cultural identity, improve the quality of life, and act in the service of people.

Chris Precht on Connecting Architecture and Agriculture

Chris Precht, Studio Precht, believes that architecture has always been driven by fictional stories that subsequently have had a detrimental effect on the natural environment. He imagines a world where cities are designed to give back space to nature and reconnect our lives back to our sources of vitality.

Bianca Wylie on the Power of the Collective

When corporations begin to sound a lot like governments, it is a critical time to rebuild, empower and trust our institutions in order to keep the roles straight. Bianca Wylie, has made waves in the urban design world for speaking out against digital surveillance by casting a spotlight on the implications of the mining of that data by private corporations and the commoditization of the data gathered from citizens in public spaces.

reSITE Small Talks

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.

Caroline Bos | reSITE Small Talks

We spoke with Caroline Bos at DOX, Prague's Center for Contemporary Art, about her perception of the architectural profession.

How Border Zones Became a Physicalization of Fear with Teddy Cruz

We spoke with Teddy Cruz while he was visiting the latest Ai Weiwei's Law of the Journey exhibition at Prague's National Gallery (Veletrzni Palac).

Talks on Urban Design

Michel Rojkind on What We Can Learn from Running in Our Cities

Architect Michel Rojkind takes to the streets for early-morning runs to watch a city awaken into a new day. He uses his exercise routine as a means to understand cities and develop new approaches in urban design as well as his own practices.

Leni Schwendinger on Nighttime Design for the 24-Hour City

Leni Schwendinger, founder of NightSeeing™ and formerly global urban lighting leader from Arup discusses the role of lighting design to create a 24-hour city.

Teddy Cruz on Rethinking Border Zones As Potential For Political Creativity

"Political neutrality is a complicity" Architect Teddy Cruz known for his research on the Tijuana/San Diego border, on issues that embedded in the planning of border zones. His manifesto-like lecture made bold statements on today's social and political climates embedded in the planning of border zones, underlining the fact that remaining neutral in today's social and political crises, in fact, is ethically and morally wrong.

Talks from Global Cities

Paris Reinvents Itself

Rising star of Czech TV journalism Linda Bartosova moderated the keynote discussion of Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris, at reSITE In/visible City conference.

How Lisbon Magnetized the World

10 years of Lisbon's evolution in 10 minutes: Rui Ramos-Pinto Coelho, Executive Director of Invest Lisboa, shared his expert knowledge and practical experience at reSITE2017.

Copenhagen­izing Warsaw

Marlena Happach is the director for the Department of Architecture and Planning for the city of Warsaw.

The Diversity Matters in Vienna

Ursula Struppe is Head of Municipal department “Integration and Diversity” (MA17) in Vienna since 2004.

Alexandros E. Washburn on Building Urban Resiliency in New York

Alexandros E. Washburn is the founding director of the Center for Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence (CRUX) at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Talks on Architecture 4th Dimension: Sound

Elizabeth Diller: Sound is Always There | RESONATE

“As architects you really want to be the driver of content.” Elizabeth Diller, founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, talks sound and space with reSITE at RESONATE. She elucidates the importance of sound in architecture and the evolving role of the architect in an increasingly multidisciplinary world.

Snøhetta: The Art of Prepostions | RESONATE

“Architecture in many ways is the art of prepositions.” Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, founding partner and architect at Snøhetta, talks sound and space with reSITE at RESONATE. He emphasizes the importance of “transpositioning” in an increasingly specialized world to ensure architecture remains collaborative and interdisciplinary. Kjetil also encourages the use of all senses, especially sound, in his work.

RESONATE Talking Sound + Space

Stay tuned for four RESONATE Talking Sound + Space talks featuring four distinguished architects, artists and engineers on how they approach sound in their practices. Talks powered by reSITE, Meyer Sound, co-produced by Canal 180.

Talks on Sustainable Cities

Chris Precht on Connecting Architecture and Agriculture

Chris Precht, Studio Precht, believes that architecture has always been driven by fictional stories that subsequently have had a detrimental effect on the natural environment. He imagines a world where cities are designed to give back space to nature and reconnect our lives back to our sources of vitality.

Can Cities Be Biodiverse?

A special lecture by Enric Batlle on the idea of green spaces as the city’s main infrastructure at reSITE 2017 Invisible City conference.

Vienna Makes Peace With Its Waste

"In/visible city? That’s my point!” says Martina Ableidinger at the reSITE 2017: In/visible City conference.

Janette Sadik-Khan | Making New York City Sustainable

Keynote lecture by Janette Sadik-Khan, former Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, The City of New York, at reSITE 2012 conference.

Talks on Architecutre

Sou Fujimoto on Reinventing the Relationship Between Nature & Architecture

Sou Fujimoto recalls his background and how this has influenced his way to design and create architectonic masterpieces. Awarded and celebrated all around the world the works of Sou Fujimoto Architects always play with the balance between nature and architecture.

Why Dreaming Is Essential: Winy Maas

"Don't think in blocks, don't think in buildings. Think in connections only." - Winy Maas

reSITE Small Talk with Lukas Feireiss

“Architecture is almost like a virus; once we start thinking about architecture, it is very hard to let it go or get rid of it because it connects to all fields of society.”

Talks on Landscape Architecture

Landscape is Everything Around You with Kathryn Gustafson

"Landscape is not just a park - its everything around you”. This reSITE Small Talk with Kathryn Gustafson discusses how making cities healthy is our responsibility.

Designing the New York High Line as a Shared Landscape with James Corner

James Corner, the Founder of James Corner Filed Operations NYC, talks about sharing urban density and how we can share space and its resources.

The Art of Landscape

“When you design landscapes, remember that it’s a journey. Nothing is fixed. Everything is going to evolve over time.” - Kathryn Gustafson

Talks on Smart Cities

Marianthi Tatari on Building the Smartest City in the World

Associate Director and Senior Architect and UNStudio, Marianthi Tatari, believes that technology still can be an ally in humanity’s struggle against some of the most pressing issues of today, applying an optimistic approach to the growing controversies over the role technology can play in our public spaces.

Bianca Wylie on the Power of the Collective

When corporations begin to sound a lot like governments, it is a critical time to rebuild, empower and trust our institutions in order to keep the roles straight. Bianca Wylie, has made waves in the urban design world for speaking out against digital surveillance by casting a spotlight on the implications of the mining of that data by private corporations and the commoditization of the data gathered from citizens in public spaces.

How to Design Future-Proof Cities?

Caroline Bos, a Dutch urban planner and the co-founder of Amsterdam-based architectural design network UNStudio, explains about designing resilient cities.

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