Buildings Must Die: Reflections From Singapore

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Buildings Must Die: Reflections From Singapore is a lecture from the Salon series, part of The Substation's Discipline the City programme for 2017.

In architecture and urban design, the disciplinary practice of design focusses on the beginning, rather than middle and end, of a building’s life. Understand how a wider ecological of design can aid in the development of a sensitivity for the inert - can one feel for buildings and cities as they age, deteriorate and ultimately die?

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About the speaker

Stephen Cairns is Director of the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore, and Professor in Architecture at ETH Zurich. He is a designer, writer and teacher who is motivated by a curiosity about buildings, cities and society and how design, as a discipline and practice, can catalyse innovative and sustainable relationships between them. He has published and exhibited on migration, creativity and divergent forms of urbanisation, and in 2014 co-authored (with Jane M Jacobs) Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture (MIT Press).

Jane M Jacobs is Professor and Director, Division of Social Sciences at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. She trained in Human Geography at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and completed her PhD at University College London. She researches, publishes and teaches in the fields of urban studies, postcolonial studies, and qualitative urban methods. Her publications include Edge of Empire: Postcolonialism and the City (1996) and Cities of Difference (1998). She is the co-author of Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture (MIT Press 2014).
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Fri Nov 3, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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45 Armenian Street Singapore
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