Reactivate! (Ned)

Vernieuwers van de Nederlandse architectuur


Authors: Indira van ‘t Klooster
Design: Eva Heisterkamp

2013, trancityxvaliz | supported by Creative Industries Fund | paperback| 256 pp | 24 x 17 cm (h x w) | Dutch | ISBN 978-90-78088-79-0

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The turnover of the Dutch architecture firms is falling dramatically, but their number is increasing. In the new social an financial context of the twenty-first century, a group of young Dutch architects and urban designers are taking matters into their own hands.
Using the resources of architecture, these young designers formulate a response to current social challenges and redefine their profession. They become developers and entrepreneurs, create their own commission situations, form new cooperatives and provide ideas that are both inspiring and also practically applicable and feasible in difficult financial times.
Vacant property, processual urban design, investment standstills, social contradictions, petrified organisations and environmental demands – this generation is investigating the conceptual possibilities of the new reality.