Watch the lecture by Deane Simpson below.
(Lecture and conversation with Anuschka Kutz, 21 February 2017)
Deane Simpson is an architect, urbanist and associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. He is the author of Young-Old. Urban Utopias of an Ageing Society and co-editor of The City between Freedom and Security and the forthcoming Atlas of the Copenhagens.
Titled ‘Socio-demographic Plastics’, his talk unfolds some of the implications for architecture and urbanism of one of the dominant societal transformations taking place – demographic ageing. It identifies the group known as the ‘Young-Old’ as a petri dish for experiments in altered forms of subjectivity, collectivity, and environment – one that produces a field of latent urban and architectural novelty, with both escapist and emancipatory dimensions.