Livecast Architecture Now #18 | Designing for the 1.5mtr society


How to design Living Apart Together?

Bench in Noorderpark, Amsterdam © Anneke Bokern

The ‘drive-through condolence’, door handles you don’t have to touch, one-way traffic in stores… By looking closely at our immediate surroundings, we get a better understanding of and feel for ‘the 1.5 meters society’ everyone is talking about. The standard of the ‘New Normal’ releases a lot of creativity. What will the design brief for public space, offices, schools, cultural centers, and stadiums look like, now that we have to keep a distance? What solutions have architects already devised for guiding the flow of people combined with ‘social dilution’?

Join the Livecast at Pakhuis de Zwijger on Wednesday 22 April at 18.30h. 
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This event is in English.

With speakers:

As our national Chief Government Architect, Floris Alkemade is directly involved in studies that focus on the future of the Netherlands. In his just published book De Toekomst van Nederland – de kunst van richting te veranderenhe argued that right now, without even foreseeing such a sudden event as a worldwide pandemic, our ability to change direction needs to be addressed.

Researcher Martijn de Waal is co-author of the book Responsive Urban Spaces, about spaces spaces that use interactive technologies to adapt to users and situations. How can we can use responsive technologies in the spatial design of public spaces to enhance their public domain qualities in times of Corona?

Dutch studio Shift Architecture Urbanism is one of the architecture firms that responded quickly to the changing situation the corona pandemic is causing with a self-initiated project. Oana Rades talks about their model for Hyperlocal Micromarkets in shutdown realities, which they developed for street food markets that enhances local economies and keeps social distancing in mind.

Moderation by ARCAM director Indira van ‘t Klooster.

Architecture Now | Een programma van ARCAM, Pakhuis de Zwijger en BNA
‘Je bent de architect van je eigen toekomst.’ Supercliché, maar in ieder cliché zit waarheid. Architecture Now is de talkshow over meer dan architectuur alleen, waarin we iedere editie bevlogen ontwerpers en experts aan het woord laten om ons te vertellen over hun meest recente project, urgente maatschappelijke thema’s binnen de hedendaagse architectuur, zoals duurzaamheid en innovatie, en we je meenemen op een unieke reis door de stad.


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