Published by: Architectural Publisher, Copenhagen
Release Date: 2023
Contributors: Henrik VALEUR
Genre: architecture, urbanism / építészet, urbanisztika
This debate book about architecture and urbanization is published on occasion of the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen, July 2-6, 2023.
The modern city is the most significant expression of modern (Western) culture, which has its roots in the settler's ideals of material prosperity and private property rights. And in the notion that nature can be controlled. It is this culture that creates the extreme global inequality and the catastrophic destruction of nature. Does the culture that creates the problems also have the answers? The architect is the settler's invention. Do architects have any credible answer?
“Henrik Valeur reflects on habitation, sustainability, and social communities and identifies possible alternatives to the cities we know. And then he points to the changes we need to make in ourselves, in our thinking, and in our way of life." Carsten Hoff, architect