Mix, Open up, Share – How to define an architecture of connection?
Loneliness is being recognized as an epidemic across the globe: international press shares scientific proof of the detrimental effects of loneliness on people’s health and life expectancy; numerous campaigns and organizations are seeking for the remedy of social isolation, and the UK has recently appointed the world’s first minister for loneliness. During the WeMakeTheCity-event at Pakhuis de Zwijger, A10 new European architecture will set up a Manifesto that highlights lessons for architects to help avoid loneliness in the city.
The lessons will be provided by architects from Greece, Germany, Turkey, The Netherlands and France, as well as from the audience. Ranging from competitions proposals to recently built or ongoing projects and from small, acupunctural solutions to city-scale initiatives, these projects will expose the diversity of possible approaches, but also the importance of combining the designers’ out-of-the-box thinking with their ability to connect various urban actors in order to make things happen.
Indira van ‘t Klooster (editor-in-chief of A10 new European architecture cooperative) will be moderating the event.
Draft Manifesto in the making:
- Open up
- Facilitate intergenerational relations
- Generate connectivity
- Create opportunities and sense of purpose
The Manifesto on how architects can contribute to an Architecture of Connection, based on the case studies of this evening, will be published and elaborated on www.a10.eu shortly after the event.