Debate book by the Danish architect, Henrik Valeur on architecture and urbanization published on the occasion of the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen in July 2023. The modern city is the most important expression of modern (western) culture, which has its roots in the settler's ideals about material wealth and private property. And in the notion that nature can be controlled. It is this culture that creates the extreme global inequality and the catastrophic destruction of nature. Does the culture that creates the problems also have the answers? The architect is the invention of the settler. Do architects have a credible answer?
Architect Carsten Hoff comments: "Henrik Valeur reflects on housing, sustainability and social communities and identifies possible alternatives to the cities we know. And then he points to the changes we have to make in ourselves, in our thinking and in our lifestyle."
Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm
Pages: 256, soft cover
Author: Henrik Valeur