Book launch: ‘A City of Comings and Goings'

July 11th 2019, 15:00
3 July 2019

Crimson Historians & Urbanists warmly invites you to the book launch of ‘A City of Comings and Goings' on July 11th 2019 at the Independent School for the City in Rotterdam. During this launch we will also celebrate the return of the exhibition 'A City of Comings and Goings' to Rotterdam that was on show earlier at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.

Crimson believes that architecture and urbanism can make our cities more resilient to migration. In ‘A City of Comings and Goings’ we bring together a cast of European cities (Amsterdam, London, Prato, Vienna, Berlin and Aarhus) that have been marked by migration. Each cities is represented through a compelling essay by a local scholar. From these cities we have also selected a catalogue of one hundred projects that tackle the issue of migration in many different ways and on different scales. The essays, the catalogue of projects and the manifesto-like introductory essay, make for a book that demonstrates how planning and architectural design can play a crucial role in making the Western European city into a resilient and exciting City of Comings and Goings.

15:00 Doors open
15:30 Start programme
- Introduction by Crimson Historians & Urbanists
- Talk ‘London is the Place for Me’ by Justinien Tribillon (Author London essay)
- Response by Floris Alkemade (Dutch Chief Government Architect)
- Official book presentation to Hermineke van Bockxmeer (Concern director Department of City Management & Urban Development of the Municipality of Rotterdam)
- Drinks and tunes

Practical info:
Date: 11 July 2019
Time: 15:00 - 18:00
Location: Independent School for the City, Delftsestraat 33, Rotterdam

RSVP here.

Pre-order a copy of your book here.

Concept, editing and design: Crimson Historians & Urbanists
With contributions by: Signe Sophie Bøggild, Massimo Bressan, Lena Knappers, Elke Krasny, Stephan Lanz, Annuska Pronkhorst, Michelle Provoost, Justinien Tribillon & Wouter Vanstiphout
Publisher: nai010
ISBN: 978-94-6208-493-3

Book and exhibition are cofinanced by BPD, Creative Industries Fund NL, EFL Foundation and Venice Architecture Biennale