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Swedish Design Moves: Democratic Architecture
Nature & Wellbeing

As part of Swedish Design Moves New York, sthlmnyc will host four evening sessions where featured speakers and other guests explore what democratic space can be and how to create it, what tools are available and how to develop them even further.

Informal conversations with participants from both Sweden and New York will reflect on the concept of democratic space and today’s contemporary challenges. How can Swedish design thinking contribute to better democratic urban spaces globally? How can Swedish democratic processes be implemented in other cities and communities? How can the global and diverse city of New York inspire Sweden? And how can we through collaboration find creative solutions to make the built environment more sustainable and democratic?

Conversation II: Democratic Architecture – Nature & Wellbeing

Linda Pettersson, Landscape Architect at Urbio

Susanne Ramel, Architect at Marge

Anna Sunnerö, Architect at Wingårdhs

Jeff Shumaker, Director of Urban Planning and Design at KPF

James Ramsey, Principal at RAAD Studio

Moderated by:
David van der Leer, Executive Director Van Alen Institute


Learn more about the three additional conversations that are part of this series:

October 27: Conversation III: Democratic Architecture – Culture and People

October 28Conversation IV: Democratic Architecture – Innovation

October 28: Conversation V: Democratic Architecture – Art in Public Space