Tag Archives: role of politics

The Mask of the Red Death or the limited geographical imagination of the European North

by Ares Kalandides I just came back to Berlin from a two-day conference in Zürich called re:ART:the:URBAN, where I was invited to chair a panel on “Urban Manufacturing”*. I am very grateful to my hosts, Kees Christiaanse and Tim Rieniets, … Continue reading

Posted in conferences, opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Statesman – Exploding the myth of the feckless, lazy Greeks

  An interesting article by Alex Andreou on national stereotypes and their consequences. As I have argued before, there are probably few countries in Europe with a worse image than Greece at the moment. How much of it is true, … Continue reading

Posted in pick of the day | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Berlin: Bottom-Up Urban Regeneration – With a Little Help from the Top

By Ares Kalandides and Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen In terms of urban regeneration, Berlin truly is a special city: to this day, the city still boasts comparatively many undeveloped or temporally used areas. Unsurprisingly, the emergence of a large part of these … Continue reading

Posted in opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments