Architecture for the Inclusive City

How inclusive architectural design can challenge inequality and create spaces accessible to all

Public spaces form the basis of a city for everyone. How do we ensure everyone feels welcome in their daily environment? Which designs stimulate recognition, surprise, and mutual connection? An evening with architects and designers about the importance of innovative spatial policy, the creation of vibrant public places and accessible locations with a connecting function. With a focus on creating architectural designs, like schools and libraries, which celebrate diversity.


19.45 20.00          Doors open

20.00 – 20.05         Introduction by Indira van ‘t Klooster

20.05 – 20.20         Presentation by Michelle Provoost / Independent School For The City & Crimson

Presentation on Cities of Comings and Goings. Migration has always shaped our cities and will do so in the future; how can architecture and urban planning contribute to better cities, open to all?  

20.20 – 20.40           Presentation by Arne Lijbers / Mecanoo

What do we take into account when we design welcoming libraries?

20.40 – 20.50           Presentation by Arzu Senel / Arzu Senel Architects

How do we create inclusive buildings in daily practice, from mosques to lofts?

20.50 – 21.00            Presentation by Alessandra Covini / STUDIO OSSIDIANA

Their project Amsterdam Allegories, transforms Sixhaven into a water-filled harbour dotted with 21 ‘islands for Amsterdam’s future.’ The project attempts to shape a new type of public space in which leisure becomes re-creation. How do we create an experimental public domain?

21.00 – 21.25             Panel with Michelle, Arne, Arzu & Studio Ossidiana, moderated by Indira van ‘t Klooster

21.25 – 21.35              Last questions by the audience

21.35 – 21.45              Closing by Indira van ‘t Klooster

 Image: Library of Birmingham © Courtesy of Mecanoo. 

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Woensdag 19 juni 20.00 - 22.00
OBA: Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam

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