Is being visionary at odds with being pragmatic? The projects and strategies presented at the IABR connect the two - indeed, it is what makes them excellent. They are not utopian imaginations of the city of the future, nor best practices in city development that do not transcend business as usual.
Joachim Declerck, member of IABR–2016's Curator Team, takes the audience on a tour that goes from the smallest intervention in a disadvantaged neighborhood to rethinking the energy production for half a continent. The focus is on the many ways in which designers, together with other actors and stakeholders manage to put visions into practice. Declerck wants to identify and illustrate the opportunities available to designers, policy makers and civilians to achieve real breakthroughs – in order to avoid remaining stuck in the middle, between good intentions and everyday pragmatics.
SUNDAY 12 JUNE
Time: 2 p.m.
Meeting point: Entrance IABR–2016
Location: Fenixloods II, Paul Nijghkade 19, Rotterdam
Tour Guide: Joachim Declerck
Admission fee: none, provided you can produce a valid exhibition ticket.