reSITE 2016 presents Exclusive Videos for Cities in Migration

  August 4, 2016 - 12:21   4342     Submitted by WA Contents

reSITE 2016 has announced its Exclusive Videos regarding this years theme 'Cities in Migration', which held at the Forum Karlin in Prague on June 16-17, 2016. The reSITE a la carte youtube channel introduces exclusive interview content from some of the most innovative thought leaders in the world and delegates' inspiring lectures. 

The reSITE a la carte youtube channel is the go-to source for the best lectures and small talks on 21st century urban thinking. reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration hosted many prominent names from all around, architects, experts, urbanists, city leaders and many more discussed healthy urbanism and migration within a social, political, economical, cultural and sustainable discourse. 

Professor Saskia Sassen, sociologist at Columbia University, and Michael Kimmelman, the Architecture Critic for The New York Times, Mimi Hoang, co-founder and director of nArchitects, a huge number of speakers from Germany and landscape architect, Martin Rein-Cano from Topotek 1, Berlin, city planner of Munich and the co-founders of the initiative ''Refugees Welcome'' were only a few of them.  

World Architecture Community was Media Partner of reSITE 2016 and covered the event with the most striking lectures and discussions in World Architecture Community's Urban Development section while also interviewing with Saskia Sassen and Mimi Hoang, published on World Architecture Community's Interview section. 

We will be announcing new videos when they are online, watch the first line-up below: 

reSITE 2016 started with Bartin Barry's, founder and director of reSITE, opening address asking that ''Where are you from?'' 

Martin Barry is on the stage-asking ''How can we improve the urban development environment to find win-win solutions across the public, private and civic sectors?''

Saskia Sassen: "City is an extraordinary animal."

Saskia Sassen is on the stage, ''A huge development project with high-densities is not yet a city.''

Discussion Saskia Sassen: "There is some hard work to be done."

Saskia Sassen: "Here is the image that it produces for the reader who is just enjoying the notion of all these expats. There are people from India, China, Prague, New York, etc., all these differences come together. That is a geography that cuts across North-South divides, that cuts across East-West divides, there is enormous fluidity. I think, there are all being flattened into a sort of a corporate subject, I know not all of them, but many of them are. It is a very particular class of people I think. It doesn’t matter where they come from.”

“It is a mistake to put a burden of problems to migrants. There are no easy solutions, there is some hard work to be done.”

Why Inclusive Design Matters | Presentations 

Presentations are including:  Riccardo Conti (Executive Director, Catalytic Action, London) & Joana Dabaj (Co-founder, Principal coordinator, Catalytic Action, London) Marcus Westbury (Founder, Creative Director, Renew Newcastle, Melbourne) Charlot Schans (Project Leader, New Europe - Cities in Transition, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam) & Egbert Fransen (Director, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam) and Moderator: Lukas Feireiss (Owner, Curator, Studio Lukas Feireiss, Advisory Board Member, AEDES, Berlin)

''Empty spaces are lost opportunities,'' says Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle.

What is Inclusive Design? Discussion


"People having capital, have no imagination. While people having imagination, have no capital." Moderator: Lukas Feireiss (Studio Lukas Feireiss, AEDES, Berlin)

In Discussion with:
Matthias Einhoff (Co-founder, ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin)
Lenka Burgerová (Architect, Councillor, Prague 7 District, Prague)

Participants:
Riccardo Conti (Executive Director, Catalytic Action, London) & Joana Dabaj (Co-founder, Principal coordinator, Catalytic Action, London)
Marcus Westbury (Founder, Creative Director, Renew Newcastle, Melbourne)
Charlot Schans (Project Leader, New Europe - Cities in Transition, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam)
& Egbert Fransen (Director, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam)

"People having capital, had no imagination. While people having imagination, had no capital,'' says Marcus Westbury, Renew Newscastle

"Why is there always a need for a crisis situation to see how fruitful and wonderful refugee immigration can be,'' says Charlot Schans, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.

How Small Should a Livable Apartment Be? Mimi Hoang at reSITE 2016

Mimi Hoang from nArchitects spoke at reSITE 2016 about micro-units and affordable housing

How We Moved a City. Kiruna Story by Krister Lindstedt, reSITE 2016

"To move a city physically and spiritually, we decided to talk to people,'' said Krister Lindstedt, White Architects, Stockholm, Kiruna

Discover weekly exclusives on reSITE 2016's Youtube channel and more videos will be released during the upcoming weeks - stay tuned to find your expected speaker online. reSITE 2017 will be held on June 22-23, 2017 in Praque next year.  

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