During the Architecture & Public Space Talks, Chief Government Architect Floris Alkemade debates architecture and shared spaces with a number of leading visionaries. There is much ground to be gained. It is up to the strength of design, imagination takes charge.
There are countless opportunities and reasons for adapting public and shared spaces to the radically changing social and technological circumstances. To do this, we need to observe and understand these changes better, but this also calls for new approaches to collaboration.
All DDW Talks are English spoken.
Floris Alkemade combines his position as Chief Government Architect with his work for his FAA and BAU + offices - operating from the Netherlands and France.
"What makes a shared space successful? What makes a shared space inspiring? What does “shared” or “public” space mean in today’s architectural climate and rapidly changing industry? "
Connecting residual spaces and new public grounds in a vital system of open-air places and enliven them with a mix of activities can improve our cities. The process is the result of the combined action of good flexible policies with a good planning activity that shapes quality urban environments
Bart works in different countries in Europe and overseas. He is a member of the Dutch Moderators Association and the Dutch Union of Journalists. In 2014 he initiated the first Citizens’ Assembly in the city of Amsterdam and is currently chair of the board.