Masters of Intervention #2

Nader Vossoughian on the ‘Happy City’

Sunday 5 April 2009
14:00 – 17:00 Teekenzaal
Felix Meritis, Amsterdam

Special Masterclass at P!ONEERS

This is an English-language event
Free entry only for applicants for this program, Reservation is necessary:

HAPPY CITY with Nader Vossoughian

Can we build a happy city? Can we engineer happiness?A Masterclass on creative industry, social cohesion, participatory planning and creating new worlds. What is left of the highmodernist ideals? How do they translate into the Wijkaanpak, the national push to uplift the Dutch ghettos? And what instruments have we got to engineer society and change people in their beliefs and behaviour?

The American philosopher and architectural critic Nader Vossoughian wrote on the global polis and its engineer of happiness Otto Neurath.

He has a strong vision on the knowledge economy, how it creates ignorance and intelligence. Is ignorance bliss? Or do we set course to develop a responsible participatory community? What is the ethics of urban transformation?
With workshop-contributions by No Academy and Design2context.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Launch of Volume #19: Architecture of Hope

Presented by the Office for Social Engineering, Fund BKVB/355, Art Beyond Borders and Felix Meritis.

More on Nader Vossoughian:

Websites other contributors:


Office for Social Engineering
T 020 5535174

Address venue:

Felix Meritis
Keizersgracht 324

This series is part of the UvA IIS Minor ‘Maakbaarheid in de Grote Stad”

[Social Engineering in the Amsterdam Metropolis]


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