Meet the Rotterdam Metabolists! A joint endeavor of architects in Rotterdam who are leaders in the field of design based on the analysis of the urban metabolism. The systemic approach they share provides insights into and ideas and solutions for designing with flows, closing cycles, organic urban development, circular economy, urban agriculture and resilient sustainable development. They explore the movement that is urban metabolism along four thematic lines: reconnection with polytechnical design; transition towards socio-ecological-economical city development; the dissolving of imaginary boundaries between the local and the regional and the exploration of new value chains and business models in complex systems. The Rotterdam Metabolists explicate these lines via a talk on innovative aspects of their individual work. Host interviewer Jaap Jan Berg will talk to them and the audience on shared experiences and ways of working with the metabolism of the city.

Moderator: Jaap Jan Berg

Organized by the Rotterdam Metabolists, supported by AIR

De Rotterdamse Metabolisten are: Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten, Doepel Strijkers Architects, Except Integrated Sustainability, Paul de Graaf Ontwerp en Onderzoek, Superuse Studios, De Urbanisten en Studio Marco Vermeulen.

language: English
admission is free

Rotterdam's Metabolists
Watersquare at Benthemplein, Rotterdam

de urbanisten
animation by studio analoog