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reSITE announces its 2019 Conference theme as "Regenerate" to be held in September 19-20 in Prague
Czech Republic Architecture News - Apr 29, 2019 - 03:05 4150 views
Global forum reSITE has announced its 2019 conference theme as "Regenerate", which will be held between September 19-20 in Prague, Czech Republic. This year, reSITE's new edition will tackle urban regeneration, calling visitors, architects, urbanists to action for happiness and sustainability.
reSITE won the top award for Best Self-Produced Event of 2018, and in its new edition reSITE’s global community of thought leaders, urbanists and most innovative urban and business leaders from all parts of the planet will get together at Prague’s Forum Karlin on September 19–20, 2019.
The event will present 50 international speakers surrounded by a 1000+ audience. reSITE will share collective ideas, collaborative actions and design solutions within new event formats – intensive round tables, networking breakfasts and a big party. The latter will be included in the new type of entry for general public. The event will be curated by Greg Lindsay. A limited capacity of 2-for-1 registrations are open now. Start your registrations from here.
Martin Barry, founder of reSITE, and Michel Rojkind at reSITE's main stage in 2018. Image © Tomas Princ
World Architecture Community is official Media Partner for this year's event, and will follow the details about reSITE 2019 until the event opens. You can see WAC's detailed coverage on Urbanism and Czech Republic page.
"reSITE has assembled a global community acting to improve our livelihood in cities that we love in and live in, with a simple message: Each one of you have the creativity, resourcefulness and power to make this world a better place whether it be addressing climate change, sustainable growth or civic architecture," said reSITE’s Chairman Martin Barry in his invitation to join the event.
"Thus our theme "Regenerate" is a call to action. We will offer solutions to help cities redefine their resources for the changing needs of our cities especially for younger urban dwellers who care about climate change and a high happiness factor."
"We are the leaders who brought you the now internationally heralded Manifesto Market. We have proven with our own projects how fast we can create a tangible impact on many levels, how to regenerate a neighborhood and redefine a whole industry."
Martin Barry, Founder of reSITE, is giving his opening speech at reSITE 2018. Image © Tomas Princ
reSITE 2019 Regenerate will be curated by Greg Lindsay
“Regenerate" explores both the rebirth of cities and the generations of people living within," explained Greg Lindsay, author, urbanist and reSITE’s Guest Curator. How will we make room for families by remaking the city at every scale — from the mega-redevelopment of brownfields to restoring neighborhoods? How should we balance expansion with heritage? How are today’s mayors grappling with unaffordability and redevelopment?
Which startups are transforming the city itself into a generator to stave off climate change? And which architects are imagining new ways of living, working and playing for children and families? Regenerate will bring together a new generation of leaders on climate, energy, health, and mobility — as well as design and public policy — to discuss creating cities for young and old alike.
Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang, at reSITE's main stage in 2018. Image © Tomas Princ
Registrations open with heavy discounts for students and Women in Design
reSITE offers a discounted rate, 2-for-1 which is available until May 15, 2019. To encourage all the female architects, designers, women in real estate development and municipal leadership, a special “Women in Design” discounted ticket is available.
The entry will be traditionally subsidized for full-time students. The organizers introduce a brand new ticket category, “Limited Ticket”, making several program elements of reSITE accessible to the general audience including access to the Live Mic Stage, annual party, food and chill zone and more.
New to the format this year will be afternoon breakout sessions on both days, where business leaders and industry professionals will share ideas and address the most pressing issues about regenerating our cities. The afternoon sessions will be complemented with an exhibition of new large development sites in Prague that seek to regenerate the city, and will be supported by discussions about these development areas. Shared Cities: Creative Momentum will present several outcomes of the 4-year EU-funded project.
From 2018 reSITE. Image © Tomas Princ
reSITE 2019 will present special keynotes, panel discussions, live mic stage, intensive and interactive break-out sessions, run, tours, parties and unforgettable dinner throughout the two-day event. reSITE is a one-of-a-kind experience combining the best ideas in the world from the bottom to the top, and creating long-lasting relationships.
Top image © Studio Najbrt, courtesy of reSITE
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