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

21st of February 2017
Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels
Paleizenstraat, 65-67 – 1030 Brussels

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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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