bioclimatic +
feb '12

WIJkonomie Tarwewijk, design proposal and symposium at the NAi

By Droog in collaboration with Jan Konings, Kosmopolis Rotterdam and Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), the symposium will feature design proposals and interventions by Jan Konings, TD Architects, Thomas Lommée, Crimson with Maxwan and Doepel Strijkers Architects. Designers, politicians, entrepreneurs and residents of Tarwewijk will enter into discussion about questions like: how can local entrepreneurship strengthen both economic and social vitality of a neighbourhood? And how can design interventions and strategies be more valuable in the long term? After all, the effect of these kinds of interventions - although well-intentioned, often turns out to be short-lived.

This symposium, moderated by journalist Yvonne Zonderop, will feature Ole Bouman, Charles Renfro (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), artist Jan Konings, Renny Ramakers (Droog), historian Wouter Vanstiphout (Crimson) and Robert Kloosterman (professor of Economic Geography and Planning, University of Amsterdam).

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