Conversation + Lecture / DEANE SIMPSON: Socio-demographic Plastics 21/02/17

In the Spring Lecture Series ‘Pressures on the urban field: Ageing, Migration, Injustice’, curated by Anuschka Kutz (KU Leuven, University of Brighton), the international Master of Architecture presents Talk No. 1:

Socio-demographic Plastics
Deane Simpson

Salon conversation from 5.30 pm
Lecture at 6.30 pm, auditorium

Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels
Paleizenstraat, 65-67 – 1030 Brussels

Everyone is welcome! We ask for everyone (visitors AND participating students/lecturers of the Faculty of Architecture) to register here.

Deane Simpson is an architect, urbanist and associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. He is the author of Young-Old. Urban Utopias of an Ageing Society and co-editor of The City between Freedom and Security and the forthcoming Atlas of the Copenhagens.

Titled ‘Socio-demographic Plastics’, his talk unfolds some of the implications for architecture and urbanism of one of the dominant societal transformations taking place – demographic ageing. It identifies the group known as the ‘Young-Old’ as a petri dish for experiments in altered forms of subjectivity, collectivity, and environment – one that produces a field of latent urban and architectural novelty, with both escapist and emancipatory dimensions.


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