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#13 DO IT YOURSELF. CREATING PUBLIC URBAN SPACE

Power from the People: New Forms of Urban Activism

Why the talk is inspiring?

Around the world, citizens are initiating actions to improve public urban space. These acts embody a political philosophy, an urban ideology, and a cultural trend in which literally anyone can be an agent of urban transformation. The movement is all the more relevant as the world’s population expands exponentially & cities continue to urbanize at astonishing rates.

The talks are held every Thursday, 8.00 p.m. at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos av. 22,Vilnius.

Entrance is free of charge.

The events are recorded and the videos are placed online at www.archfondas.lt.

15
october
2014

Speaker

Cathy Lang Ho

How the speaker is exceptional?

An independent architecture critic and editor based inNew York. She is a contributing editor to Architect magazine and founding editor – in – chief of The Architect’s Newspaper. She is a curator of the project Spontaneous Interventions, which was exhibited in the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale (Fall 2012).

http://www.spontaneousinterventions.org/

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Life Between Buildings

Jan Gehl

Why the book is worth reading?

Throughout his long career, Gehl has shown the qualities that you wish urban planners, architects, and political leaders everywhere would share. A humanist and social advocate, Gehl accessibly lays out frameworks for cities that privilege humans, above all else, and rightly identifies our universal desire for places that are vibrant, safe, inclusive, healthy and sustainable.

RECOMMENDS TO READ

Cities for People

Jan Gehl

Why the book is worth reading?

Throughout his long career, Gehl has shown the qualities that you wish urban planners, architects, and political leaders everywhere would share. A humanist and social advocate, Gehl accessibly lays out frameworks for cities that privilege humans, above all else, and rightly identifies our universal desire for places that are vibrant, safe, inclusive, healthy and sustainable.