Capita Selecta: 'Giant Steps: Urbanism Around the World'

The Capita Selecta Series ‘Giant Steps’ explores various approaches to urbanism around the world. The compass for debate will be how urbanism is embedded in various planning cultures. The lecturers in the ‘Giant Steps’ series act as designers or have conducted thorough research on urbanism in a specific national context. Besides new innovations in design and construction of the city undoubtedly the role of (geo)politics and decisionmaking in the process will be discussed.

This lecture series is co-ordinated by urban designer and head of the Department of Urbanism Rogier van den Berg.


Thursday April 5
Ali Madanipour
Professor of Urban Design at Newcastle University
Tehran, the making of a metropolis

Thursday April 12
Thomas Stellmach
Partner at Uberbau, architecture and urbanism, Berlin. Consultant for the UN-habitat program
Working in Berlin, Moscow, Nairobi

Thursday April 26
Zvi Efrat

Partner at Efrat-Kowalsky architects, Tel-Aviv
Urbanism in Israel

Thursday May 3
Ricardo Corrêa
Partner at TC Urbes, mobilidade e projetos urbanos, São Paulo
Urban Mobility in Brazil

Thursday May 10
Khoo Peng Beng
Partner at Arc Studio, architecture+urbanism, Singapore
1000 Singapores: High Rise, High Density Housing

Date and location
Capita Selecta is a series of lectures, organized by the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, dealing with thematic, topical subjects in the field of architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture. The lectures are open to the public and take place at the Academy, Waterlooplein 213, Amsterdam. All lectures start at 20h00. Admission is free.