The lecture cycle Rethinking Heritage. The Netherlands Experience continues with a lecture by Kristian Koreman, co-founder of the ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] architectural bureau.
From a period of severe crisis and extreme pride, a unique piece of city has emerged in Rotterdam. Using unconventional strategies and radical forms of city making, ZUS has forged new links between architecture, economy, politics, and public space.
City of Permanent Temporality is a theory of a city that is in continuous transformation, where bricks and mortar, on the one side, and people, on the other, continue to adapt to each other, without ever being complete. The withdrawal of governments and turbulent market forces calls for new methods of planning and design.