Ukraine - the Netherlands Urban Network

lecture → oct 13 '23

Fables of the Reconstruction

Independent School for the City
From the reconstructed heart of the city of Rotterdam, this seminar at the Independent School for the City will look at a variety of destroyed cities and how they have reinvented themselves or are in the process of doing so. From Rotterdam and Dresden, to Mariupol and Gaziantep, we will look at the historical form of these cities, and at the ideological questions their repair has posed or will pose. We will also try and put ourselves in the place of the politicians, engineers, planners and architects and formulate our own visions and maybe even tentative plans. Through lectures, excursions, workshops and conversations the seminar will cover a lot of ground in a short time and provoke an exchange of ideas across borders. Rotterdam will be the fitting background against which this seminar will play out.
Friday 13 October 2023
13:00 – 13:30 Welcome and introduction
13:30 – 14:30 Presentation by Wouter Vanstiphout / Michelle Provoost
14:30 – 15:00 Conversation
15:00 – 17:00 Guided excursion in the city center of Rotterdam
17.00 Drinks and conclusion

Friday 20 October 2023
13:00 – 14:00 Lecture by Bengin Dawod on Aleppo, Syrie
14.00 – 15.00 Conversation
15:15 – 16.00 Lecture by Alexander Shevchenko on Ukraine
16:00 – 17.00 Conversation

Thursday 02 November 2023
13.00 – 13.45 Jan-Willem Petersen, Afghanistan
13.45 – 14.30 Conversation
15.00 – 15.45 Lecture to be confirmed
15:45 – 17:00 End discussion