Maak De Stad. Lecture #8: Human-oriented urban development

Rosario Talevi (Universität der Künste, Berlin) & Maarten Desmet (Endeavour, Antwerp)

05.06.2019, 19:30 — 21:00 Lecture

Organised by Endeavour, Kunsthal Extra City and De Veerman

The changes cities constantly undergo are a unique impetus for discussion, together with all whom are affected by them, about the future of these shared spaces. But how do we go about organising such a discussion? Which tools can we put to use in doing so? Rosario Talevi and Maarten Desmet enter into a dialogue about how they design and implement processes and experiments in cities and what the preconditions are for urban development that is supported by residents and authorities alike.

Rosario Talevi is a Berlin-based architect interested in critical spatial practices, transformative pedagogies and feminist futures. She teaches at Berlin’s Universität der Künste and is involved in Making Futures Bauhaus+, an action-oriented research project on architecture. She also collaborates frequently with raumlaborberlin.

Maarten Desmet is an architect and co-founder of Endeavour, a cooperation working in the areas of innovation, research and process guidance to make urban planning more inclusive. The organisation draws upon local knowledge to help unravel complex socio-spatial issues. Over the past five years, Endeavour has developed half a dozen or so projects for cities and municipalities in Belgium and the Netherlands.


This lecture is part of the roadtrip cultural education by Vitamine C and Publiq

Participation is free but registration is required.


Image: Urban School Ruhr (c) Viviana Abelson

Language English

Price free

Location Kunsthal Extra City - Antwerpen-Berchem, Eikelstraat 25-31, 2600 Antwerpen