Masters of Intervention #1


Stefano Boeri on the ‘Sustainable City’
Wednesday March 18, 2009
20:00, drinks afterwards
De Balie, Amsterdam

This is an English-language event.

Free entry, reservation is necessary:

Financial Crisis. Ecological Crisis. Mental Crisis.

Our days are gloomy days. Yet all these crises present opportunities for a positive outcome as well. They could open the way to a fundamentally different way of social engineering, green planning and a new financial system. In the reshaping of our world after the crisis, a sustainable city is possible.

Stefano Boeri understands non-growth and human retreat as producing valuable urban eco-systems. Reforestation protects natural zones and green corridors shelter animals from the anthropocentric world. These potentially create new ways of exchange between wildlife and human beings, a new ethical order of urbanity.

Stefano Boeri (1956) is an architect, director of Boeri Studio and editor in chief of the international design and architecture magazine Abitare. Boeri teaches urban design at the Milan Polytechnic, he is visiting professor at the Harvard Design School and he is the founder of the research agency Multiplicity. With Rem Koolhaas he co-authored the immensely influential Mutations project. Boeri will share his visions on sustainable utopia and dystopia in an urban context.

A story of how innovation and creativity may change the way we build, engage and live… for decades to come.

More on Stefano Boeri:

Stefano Boeri’s personal website

Check out these link for an overview of the complex dimensions of sustainability:

The Complex History of Sustainability – made by Amir Djalali, with Piet Vollaard (
This series is part of the UvA/IIS minor Maakbaarheid in de Grote Stad (/Social Engineering in the Amsterdam Metropolis).


Office for Social Engineering

T: 020 5535174
Address venue:
De Balie
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10 (near Leidseplein), Amsterdam


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