De opening van de Summer School Thinking City 2015 vindt plaats in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Tijdens deze avond blikken Don Murphy en Zef Hemel, oprichters en bestuursleden van de Summer School, terug op het afgelopen jaar en introduceren de Summer School 2015 ‘Beyond Resilience’. Waarna Sophia de Rooij en Luc Willekens vanuit medisch en ruimtelijk oogpunt de thema’s zorg en vergrijzing belichten.
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Summer School Thinking City 2015: Beyond Resilience
Van 3 tot en met 16 juli organiseert de Stichting Thinking City (VMX Architects en Zef Hemel) een interdisciplinaire Summer School over de planning en ontwikkeling van de stad. Zestig wetenschappers, planners en ontwerpers werken gedurende twee weken aan specifieke stedelijke vraagstukken in Amsterdam, in nauwe samenwerking met lokale vraagstukhouders. In de avonden wordt een gratis lezingen programma aangeboden op bijzondere locaties in de stad.
Onder de titel ‘Beyond Resilience’ wordt in deze tweede editie van de Summer School de veerkracht van stedelijke systemen onderzocht, aan de hand van zes case studies. De vraagstukken richten zich op diverse onderwerpen waaronder watermanagement en energie infrastructuur, digitale gezondheidszorg, kunstenfestivals, de leefbaarheid van toeristische hotspots, maatschappelijke participatie van vluchtelingen en de leefkwaliteit van ouderen in de stad.
Summer School Thinking City 2015: Beyond Resilience (EN)
From 3 to 16 July the Foundation Thinking City (VMX Architects en Zef Hemel) organises an interdisciplinary Summer School on city planning and city making. A group of sixty scientists, planners and designers from all around the world will work for two weeks on specific urban challenges for the city of Amsterdam, in close collaboration with local stakeholders. In the evenings a free public lecture programme will be accommodated on remarkable sites throughout the city.
This second edition of the programme, themed ‘Beyond Resilience’, will explore the capacity of urban systems to not only withstand changes or even crises, but benefit from them. This question will be addressed through six different case studies. The focus of these cases ranges from the topics of urban infrastructure and circular economy to digital healthcare, from the role of art festivals in the city to the liveability of a tourist hot spot, from the participation of refugees in society to the quality of life of elderly in an urban environment.
Don Murphy is founding partner of VMX Architects. In 2014 he founded Foundation Thinking City and initiated the Summer School Thinking City programme.
Don Murphy is an internationally operating architect with a strong focus on high quality and innovative design. In VMX Architects he operates as the creative director and is responsible for the designs and presentations.
Don Murphy regularly lectures in many countries and teaches at various institutions. As professor at Hanyang University in Seoul, guest tutor at the Berlage in Delft, visiting professor and external examiner at several institutes, he is involved in the educational world. He has taken place in many juries and his own work has won numerous prizes. Since 2008 he is supervisor for the Municipality of Amsterdam for the Sloterdijk area.
Zef Hemel is spatial planner. He is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Amsterdam, where he holds the Wibaut Chair. Since 2014 he is strategic planner at the Amsterdam Economic Board. He is board member of Foundation Thinking City and initiated the Summer School Thinking City programme.
From 2001 to 2004 he was director of the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. From 2004 to 2014 he was member of the board of the Urban Planning Department of the City of Amsterdam. There he organised ‘The Freestate of Amsterdam’ in 2009, which was the start of a different kind of planning.
Sophia de Rooij
Sophia de Rooij is medical specialist and health care supervisor. She is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the UMCG and the AMC. In addition to patient care she trains medical students and supervises PhD students in their research in the field of healthy and unhealthy aging. She is active in the development of innovative projects aimed at effective elderly care. She is also president of the Dutch Association of Internal [NIV] and is part of the board of trustees of the Sluyerman van Loo Fund.
Luc Willekens studied Medicine (Radbout University, Nijmegen) and Architecture (Delft University of Technology). He worked as General Practitioner in Amsterdam. He is owner of the office OOMarchitects, based in Amsterdam. His office is specialised in Health care centres in the city. He is tutor and trainer in design education at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. He is currently doing research on building typology and healthcare facilities outside the hospital.
Summer School Thinking City 2015 is organised in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), in partnership with the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Arcam, Pakhuis de Zwijger and StadsSalon. The programme is sponsored by Projectmanagementbureau Amsterdam (PMB), amsterdam inbusiness, GIRA, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), the Creative Industries Fund NL and Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen Foundation (EFL Stichting).