Lecture / Deane SIMPSON: Socio-demographic Plastics

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.

Spring Lecture Series: 'Pressures on the urban field: Ageing, Migration, Injustice'
curated by Anuschka Kutz (KU Leuven, University of Brighton)

Talk No. 1

Socio-demographic Plastics / Deane Simpson

Salon conversation from 5.30 pm
Lecture at 6.30pm, auditorium

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

Everyone is welcome! We ask for everyone (visitors AND participating students/lecturers) to register on here.

More info on http://internationalmasterofarchitecture.be

Date: 
02/21/2017 - 18:30 to 20:00
Organiser: 
martine.demaeseneer@kuleuven.be