• 2009 Spaces for Coexistence

    The Open City provides spaces for coexistence. Its open society oscillates between poles, allows for experimental trial and errors, ensueing corrections, overshooting, other corrections, and more experiments. This city needs spatial conditions that are not rigid but open to allow for constant change that gives room to our uncertainty about the future, our limited knowledge of the present, and our constant individual and social processes of mediating conflicting values and integrating new knowledge and techniques. — In: Open City. Designing Coexistence. Tim Rieniets, Jennifer Sigler, Kees Christiaanse (eds.) Amsterdam: SUN architecture 2009