27.03.2020

NEW WAYS TO MOVE ON

As architects and urban planners, we leave our traces in the world, but the world also leaves its marks on us. The current circumstances have changed the daily rhythm of the city, our behaviour, the choreography of movement, the ways we meet, interact and communicate and how we show care for each other. It makes us question whether we can continue to plan our cities just as before?

The philosopher Martin Heidegger described his writings as ways not works, to emphasize the importance of a process - ways that do not end, but rather open new perspectives and horizons. We live in a new reality, and as architects we need to accept the new conditions we operate under, and explore new ways to work, plan and design: New ways to move on.