Everyone knows that Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai are booming – but which cities will challenge them when it comes to creativity, economic growth, entrepreneurship and innovation? Where will it all happen in 2025 or 2040? In this series of events, named Future Cities, we explore the next generation of cities.
Many of the world’s best ideas are born in cities; places where people gather, where knowledge can be acquired easily and ideas shared. From this perspective, one might suspect that the best ideas and innovations in the coming century, will not come from London, Paris or New York, but from cities in Africa, Asia or Latin America where urbanization is taking place in a scale and a pace never before seen.
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During the first event of this series we take you to Kinshasa (Congo), Africa’s next fashion hub and Lima (Peru) where the current gastronomy boom creates social change. Various guests and experts will discuss their experiences and views on these two Future Cities. Why it is happening here and not elsewhere? What can we learn from upcoming cities as Kinshasa and Lima? And what challenges do these cities face?
About Future Cities
Photographer Yvonne Brandwijk and journalist Stephanie Bakker travelled to these cities to discover what is happening in these booming urban areas. What are they developing so well, and how come? Who are the principle drivers behind these developments? And what is needed to ensure that these cities become ‘the new Shanghai’? Their videos, photos and stories take you to the creative heart of Kinshasa and Lima. From pioneers, young talent and investors to the daily live of Kinshasa’s sapeurs and a community cooking school in one of Lima’s most violent neighbourhoods.