Can Maastricht and other Dutch cities be labelled as 'school examples' of contemporary urban design and residential construction? What innovation projects are being devised in the Netherlands, and why are the results interesting from an urban or architectural point of view? University lecturer Jacob Voorthuis and urban sociologist Hans Hoorn shall address and discuss these questions.
Art historian Jacob Voorthuis obtained his doctorate in architectural theory and philosophy with a thesis on the social role of architectural design. His primary expertise lies in the designing ability and the assessment of design decisions. He examines the social consequences of design, especially within the framework of the relationships between people and the environment,
Urban sociologist Hans Hoorn has been the Deputy Director of Urban Development and Land Development at the Municipality of Maastricht for more than 20 years. He was also chairperson of the Maastricht Welstands Committee. An interview with Hans Hoorn can be seen in the exhibition Unrealised. Never-Built Maastricht.
Date: 31 January, 20:00
Location: Bureau Europa