Failed architecture from Almere to Zagreb

Failed architecture from Almere to Zagreb

Apr 19, 2011 |  by  |  Event
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Sabrina (who is old as fuck) has more energy than a Duracell bunny, and uses it to dance in the newest clubs, eat too much junk food, play all the videogames, examine apps and shop - even though she has more than enough clothes. Sorry Earth.

If people fall, they get a scar. If you would look at a city as a person, its buildings would be its scars. But a city can’t fall down, so how would it get its scars? Probably because the architecture ‘failed’. It’s reminiscent of a time we’re not particularly proud of (the Reichsbank in Berlin for instance) or it doesn’t fulfil its original purpose any more (like EUR in Rome). Can architecture be said to fail? This, and more questions, will be answered in Failed Architecture: the new series of discussion at De Verdieping.

During this second edition, Almere, Amsterdam, Detroit, Skopje and Zagreb will be discussed. Does modernist planning contradict with the preferences of the inhabitants? And how can we learn from the past? A tour through the ruins of the recently demolished Wibauthuis is also included, in preparation of the talkshow. Having written my last four papers about architecture, I will surely be attending. See you there?

The talk and Q&A will start at 20.00; the tour through the Wibauthuis starts at 19.00 for people who are interested, and ends at 20.00.

Failed Architecture #2: from Almere to Zagreb

Date: Wednesday 20 april
Location: De Verdieping, Wibautstraat 127
Entrance: € 2,50

Feature image by SiebedeRoos on Flickr.

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