De Stiltemetropool (The Quiet Metropole)

October 13, 2011: Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam.

In the heated competition to promote their unique qualities, cities tend to stress movement, activities and a saturation of the senses. My presentation at the launch of the biennale statistics report devoted to the city centre of Amsterdam explores the options of counteracting this focus on hyperactivity with a city promotion that promotes tranquillity, relaxation and comfort.

The full Dutch text has been published on the website of the city of Amsterdam. Click here.


For a more complete list of lectures, presentations, and debates, click here