How social is Dutch architecture?

Hoe sociaal is de Nederlandse architectuur?

How social is Dutch architecture? is a question I recently asked on the Dutch website Archined. I intend to publish an English translation shortly, but I wanted to offer a quick preview nevertheless.

De Rotterdam OMA, Photo Raban Haaijk

De Rotterdam OMA, Photo Raban Haaijk


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About thomaswensing

Architect and Activist. Over the years I have become increasingly aware that I need to actively engage with the issues I care about. My passions and irritations are many and change often, but a red thread is always a deep concern over the fact that capitalism does not work as it is claimed it does, democracies only serve the needs of the few and environmental resource depletion and pressures continue to mount. I think it is time for citizen's activism to create pressure, to bang on the doors of established powers and interests until we get it right. As you will notice, if you continue to follow my blog over time, there are certain fetishes I have; modernism, social housing, the avant-garde. I propose to recuperate the Modern Project from the dustbin of history and re-establish the link between social engagement and architecture. Watch it all come down needs to be followed by let the good stuff blossom!

One response to “How social is Dutch architecture?”

  1. Graham McKay says :

    Hello Thomas! I know I’ve been slack recently. I must get back to you about your MVRDV article that I liked. I also like – love – this one, your choice of image. To me, it shows everything society has to gain from getting rid of po-mo pseudo-comforts and the tribal instincts they pander to. I shall wait for the full words. Cheers.

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