EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Everyday Life – Signs of Awareness

TALK SERIES VOL. 6 David Sim “Making Cities for People”

Information

Period :
2017.10.6 (Fri.)
18:30-20:00 [doors open at 18:00]
Venue :
Lecture Hall / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

Gehl work round the world making towns and cities better places for people to live, putting the value of public life and public space on the agenda. Building on the legacy of the Danish architect Jan Gehl, they always strive to find the human dimension in planning, architecture and design. Gehl work in many different cultures and climates, different political and socio-economic contexts, but they always start by putting the human experience at the centre of every situation. David Sim will introduce the Gehl philosophy, some of the unique methods and tools they use, as well as present some case studies from the Gehl portfolio, demonstrating how these “pragmatic idealistics” have made cities for people.

Profile

David Sim (creative director, Gehl)

Born and educated in Scotland, David Sim is thought-leader in the field of planning and urban design. Inspired by his teacher Jan Gehl, Sim moved to Scandinavia to study and now lives in Sweden and works in Denmark as Creative Director of Gehl. From strategies for existing cities, master plans for new developments and major infrastructure projects, Sim strives to bring the human scale and the user perspective to major projects all over the world.

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)
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