If one thing has become apparent in the past few years – and the current COVID-19 pandemic even amplified this – it is the existing societal problems around issues of inequality, and the resulting injustice, segregation, and exclusion. The awareness is growing that radical changes are necessary to achieve a fair, safe and healthy living environment for everyone. How can designers contribute to the creation of these cities for, and by everyone? 18 Perspectives on Designing Cities for All holds eighteen essays by authors committed to creating cities of belonging, where everybody feels and is allowed to feel at home. These inspiring essays will help you understand how design is part of the problem, but also holds the key to the solution.
Laura Adèr & Ariana Rose, Galit Ariel, Rudy van Belkom, Aminata Cairo, Maurice Crul & Frans Lelie & Bernardine Walrecht, Dark Matter Labs, Simon Dogger, Marie van Driessche, Sennay Ghebreab, Nyasha Harper-Michon, Lyongo Juliana, OluTimehin Kukoyi, Maggi Leung, Nica Renoult, Nishant Shah, Jacquie Shaw, Rut Turró, and De Voorkamer.
The publication marks the end of the first year of Designing Cities for All (DCFA), Pakhuis de Zwijger’s extensive two-year programme commenced with the support of the Creative Industry Fund NL. This programme focuses on the role of designers in shaping and creating cities for and by everyone. A great diversity of talent was involved; designers, scientists, experts, educational institutions, and others participated, next to a total of six Fellows to curate part of the programme. To share their knowledge, to work together, and inspire each other to build inclusive solutions from the ground up.
Virtual book launch
On the 13th of December between 8.00-9.30 PM, you can join our virtual book launch to celebrate the release of 18 Perspectives on Designing Cities for All. We will talk with past speakers, explore topics from the book, and introduce the three 2022 Fellows that will join us in the second year of Designing Cities for All!
Order the book!
The book will be on sale as of December 13 for €15,00. If you like to read 18 Perspectives on Designing Cities for All with audio, as of Dec 13, you can download a PDF with the plain text. Use your preferred text-to-speech audio reader to create your own DCFA listening experience.