It’s with great pleasure that I announce that my essay “The City of Archtivists” has been published. I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the book “18 Perspectives on Designing Cities for All” which features an essay I’ve written on Archtivism.
18 Perspectives on Designing Cities for All is a book of eighteen essays by various authors that are committed to fostering cities of belonging, where everybody can feel at home. These inspiring essays are written to help readers uncover and understand how design is part of the problem of inequality, injustice, segregation, and exclusion in our cities, but is also very much a part of the solution.
The book includes essays by Laura Adèr & Ariana Rose, Galit Ariel, Rudy van Belkom, Aminata Cairo, Maurice Crul & Frans Lelie & Bernardine Walrecht, Dark Matter Labs, Simon Dogger, Marie van Driessche, Sennay Ghebreab, Nyasha Harper-Michon, Lyongo Juliana, OluTimehin Kukoyi, Maggi Leung, Nica Renoult, Nishant Shah, Jacquie Shaw, Rut Turró, and De Voorkamer.
“The City of Archtivists” Extract
I’d like to invite you to dream with me. Sit back, take a deep breath and envision the future city. What do you see? I dream of a city for all. A sustainable and inclusive city. One of togetherness. One of resilience. One of prosperity.
For the sake of equity, our wellbeing and that of the planet—there couldn’t be a greater or more urgent need for us to rethink how we design our cities. A necessary action to make our dream of an inclusive and sustainable future a reality. That’s where Archtivism comes in.
For the sake of equity, our wellbeing and that of the planet—there couldn’t be a greater or more urgent need for us to rethink how we design our cities.
Designing Cities for All
The publication marks the end of the first year of Designing Cities for All (DCFA) series. Designing Cities for All is a two-year program by Pakhuis de Zwijger starting in 2021 supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. The program focuses on the role that designers play in designing and shaping cities for and by everyone. The program puts forward the notion of ‘Cities of Belonging’, which are described as “cities in which everyone feels and is allowed to feel at home.” The focus is put not only on spatial design but also on the digital domain and our public systems, services, and products.
Order your copy
The book is for sale for €15,00 here: Book: 18 Perspectives on Designing Cities for All – Pakhuis de Zwijger
If you like to read 18 Perspectives on Designing Cities for All with audio, as of Dec 13, you can download a PDF from the link above with the plain text. Use your preferred text-to-speech audio reader to create your own DCFA listening experience.