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Reading Group: Critical Care, with Elke Krasny and Urban Gossip

5. Septemer 2019, 17:00–18:30
Haus der Statistik, Otto-Braun-Str. 70, Berlin

For this reading session, Urban Gossip host Elke Krasny – cultural theorist, urban researcher, curator, author and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria – and one of the editors, together with Angelika Fitz and Az W Architekturzentrum Wien, of Critical Care: Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet (MIT Press, 2019). Today, architecture and urbanism are capital-centric, speculation-driven, and investment-dominated. In response to this and rooted in a radical care perspective that always starts from the given, in the midst of things, the book is an edited collection of essays and illustrated case studies that offers an alternative vision in architecture and urbanism that focuses on caring for a broken planet.