Het Nieuwe Instituut organizes a discursive programme around the exhibition Designing Scarcity and an educational activity.
Scarcity is not the result of a shortage of raw materials but of the way designers choose to deal with it. Three leading international urban thinkers and designers from different generations - Jeremy Till, John Habraken and Axel Timm - share their insights in the ways in which scarcity is constructed. They will shed light on the role of scarcity in the design of the built environment and will present their own design approaches that creatively transform the notion of scarcity.
The talks and concluding discussion will take place in English.