reSITE 2018 Prague announces first guests and a new curator

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The annual international forum reSITE 2018, showcasing better solutions for our urbanised world, will be back at Prague’s Forum Karlin on June 14–15, 2018. reSITE 2018, the most interactive architecture and urbanism event in the world, will present 50 international speakers from 30 countries surrounded by a 1000+ audience gathering architects, planners, bottom-up innovators and municipal and private sector leaders. The event will be curated by author and journalist Greg Lindsay this year. Early Bird registrations are open now.

Is it time to reconsider what a better city looks like? The tide has clearly lifted all boats over the last two decades of urban development, yet gentrification, rising costs of living and inequality pose considerable challenges for city leaders, investors, planners and architects to design a city that works for everyone.

World Architecture Community is official media partner of this year’s event and will be bring you the hottest topics, live-discussions and keynote sessions from the two-day event with exclusive interviews.

“The convergence of housing and quality of life in the city will define this year’s work and events for reSITE. We will explore new forms of housing, check out the cost of living and identify cultural and architecture projects that enhance our lifestyle,” said Martin Barry, Chairman of reSITE.

“I’m really excited to change the format this year with a new program curator, Greg Lindsay, who will help us see new ways of living and working in the city – a sort of theory of relativity for the positive impacts that may arise at the intersection of change, tradition and new thinking,” he added.

“I’m honored to join reSITE as guest curator after having had the pleasure of watching it evolve as a speaker and attendee since 2013. I’m also humbled to tackle the biggest issue cities face: where and how people live, and how to do it fairly, equitably, and sustainably. The right to the city begins with housing, and so that’s where the theme of reSITE 2018 begins,” explained the new program curator of the event Greg Lindsay, a writer, journalist and urbanist.

From left to right: Michel Rojkind, Jeanne Gang and Richard Burdett

reSITE first keynote speakers for 2018

Michel Rojkind, Founder of Rojkind Arquitectos, was listed by Wallpaper magazine amongst “150 Movers, Shakers and Makers That Have Rocked the World in the Last 15 Years”.

His latest achievement, the Foro Boca Concert and Culture Hall in Mexico, was inaugurated last monthand he has amazed the planet by “Portal of Awareness”, spatial installations made of Nescafe mugs. Another keynote lecture will be given by Richard Burdett, a Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities.

Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal of Chicago-based Studio Gang and the architect whose name made the hot list for this year’s Pritzker Prize, will be one of the most anticipated guests to speak in Prague this June. Jeanne Gang will discuss the microcosm of the urban milieu in Prague.

What will happen at reSITE 2018?

Keynotes, panel discussions, field trips, interactive workshops, tours,parties, unforgettable dinner. reSITE is a one-of-a-kind experiencecombining the best ideas in the world from the bottom to the top.

Who should attend?

The event addresses professionals – architects, urbanists, planners,designers, municipal leaders and representatives, politicians, developersand investors, researchers, teachers, students, media, cultural leaders,curators and non-profit organizations and activists.The registrations are open, with a huge discount for students and severaloptions for professionals, with an Early Bird offer valid until February 28. Purchase your early bird tickets from here.

Read in detail what has happened in previous years of reSITE.

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