GL STRAND x Tee Salon: Jane Jacobs
The heroine is Jane Jacobs and the people on stage are Copenhagen’s City Architect, Camilla van Deurs, Thomas Fleurquin, director and initiator of Distortion, and Uffe Elbæk
kl. 17:00 - 18:00
For most people it probably doesn’t ring a bell when they hear the name Jane Jacobs. But among urban planners, architects, cultural workers, policymakers and activists interested in what makes for good cities and thereby good lives for the people who live in them, Jane Jacobs is the heroine above all urban heroines.
As a journalist, activist and architecture critic she helped from the 50s until her death to create not just a new agenda for the way we understand and see cities; as an activist she also helped to ensure that such iconic New York neighbourhoods as SoHo, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and the East Village exist to this day.
Her focus was always on what supports human collectivities and interactions. And she argued energetically and persistently for the “creative spaces” in the city’s structure that provide opportunities for something spontaneous and provisional to arise.
Tee Salon has invited Copenhagen’s City Architect Camilla van Deurs and Thomas Fleurquin, director and initiator of Distortion along with Uffe Elbæk to go exploring in Jane Jacobs’ life and thinking. The conversation is in Danish and is moderated by Marie Schjeldal.
ABOUT TEE SALON
Tee Salon is a thoughtful laboratory and a creative playspace with roots in our beloved Copenhagen but with all the windows wide open to the world. Our ambition is to help make Copenhagen both wiser and more beautiful by every third month presenting a hero, a thoughtful quotation, a T-shirt and four people on a stage. Tee Salon is a co-lab of Sur le Chemin, All The Way To Paris, Fallucka, Forlaget Ti Vilde Heste, GL STRAND, Rasmus Sigvaldi and Uffe Elbæk.
The event is free of charge.