4 February 2020 from 20:00 to 21:30

SG: Pompen of verzuipen - Remaking the city through infrastructure

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Remaking the city through infrastructure

The cities we live in are vast labyrinths of pipes, roads and power lines. They bring us energy and water, or enable us to travel, and get rid of waste. But we’re hardly ever aware of them. That’s a shame. For these often hidden infrastructures are indispensable for creating a sustainable future. The political choices we make today will set the default for many decades to come. Historian Prof Timothy Moss (Humboldt University) studies the transformation and governance of urban infrastructures in past and present. Taking Berlin as an example, he will show how its turbulent political history has shaped its invisible lifelines. What lessons can we draw from Berlin? How can we use infrastructures to fight the current ecological crisis?

This lecture will be held in English and is part of the lecture serie Pompen of Verzuipen.

Start date and time
4 February 2020 20:00
End date and time
4 February 2020 21:30
Entrance fee
Free