Design as Politics
Named after the chair of Design as Politics at the Architecture Faculty at Delft University of Technology, this exhibition presents the research findings of students within the chair. The exhibition highlights a selection of student projects from the following design studios: Rotterdam – Detroit: Can Less Be More?, Istanbul – the Randstad’s Green Heart: Managing the Unmanageable and São Paulo – Randstad: Urban Region Networks. The design studios compare IABR Test Sites in São Paulo, Istanbul and Rotterdam with urban sites facing similar challenges.
Design as Politics offers a critical examination of the relationship between city planning, and political agendas and ideologies. It confronts visitors with the flipside of prevailing city-making strategies while simultaneously exploring ways in which architecture and urban design can offer political solutions to urban issues.