The playing field for cultural heritage, spatial planning and design is changing in the sustainist era of re-use and adaptation. What is the ‘new’ context which heritage professionals and designers are facing? Is a new sense of place and place making emerging? In this 3rd session of the Sustainist (Re)Design series we explore how the social debate on built heritage is shifting from conservation and objects to re-programming and creating social meaning.
The Capita Selecta lecture series 'Sustainist (Re)Design. How the new culture of sustainism is reshaping our cities, landscape, architecture and heritage' is an introduction to the perspective of the concept of sustainism and forms an exploration of the implications of sustainist design for heritage issues and the field of architectural design. This series is curated by Artist-in-Residence Michiel Schwarz.
In his lecture ' PLACE MAKING: Redesigning cultural heritage in the sustainist era' Frank Strolenberg looks at the future of so-called ‘adapative re-use’ of buildings, places and landscapes. Paul Meurs opens the debate, presenting his viewpoint in relation to his practice as designer and planner of cultural transformations. Moderator is Michiel Schwarz.
Frank Strolenberg is Programme leader National Redevelopment (‘Herbestemming’ ), Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency. Paul Meurs is Partner at SteenhuisMeurs BV, professor of Restoration, Modification, Intervention and Transformation Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences at Delft University of Technology.
Time and venue
Thursday 26 September, 20h00, at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Waterlooplein 213 in Amsterdam. All lectures are in English. Free entrance.
See full programme here.