Jack Self: Home Economics
In his lecture Jack Self will ask urgent questions about the future of housing. Can the house ever escape its economic status as an asset? Should our homes still be considered private spaces? How do new types of families and households produce new spatial needs? What are the models of ownership, finance and work that make these conditions possible? Jack explores the moral, political and economic ramifications of property and ownership in neoliberal debt economies, and asks what role the architect might play in addressing widening social and spatial inequality in the built environment.

Respondent is Hugo Priemus (73), recognized authority in the field of Dutch Public Housing who has been attached to the Technical University of Delft for more than 50 years.

Home Economics

Jack Self (1987) is an architect and writer based in London. He is Director of the REAL foundation and curator of the 2016 British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He has edited a number of architecture magazines and books and founded several, most notably Fulcrum which to this day remains the world's most read student publication about architecture.

Time: 5.30 - 7 p.m.
Location: Fenixloods II, Paul Nijghkade 19, Rotterdam
Language: English
Admission fee: none, provided you can produce a valid exhibition ticket.
A reservation in advance is highly recommendable and can be made here.

Every Friday afternoon, a Next Talk will take place in the auditorium of THE NEXT ECONOMY-exhibition. Radical and provocative ideas for the future of the city are given a platform. International speakers stimulate and intensify the debate about the Next Economy.

Quick bite after a Next Talk? Tasty vegetarian soups are served with bread, beer, wine and water until 10 p.m. at Gallery Robert van Oosterom. Gallery Robert van Oosterom is situated at the ground floor of the Fenixloods II, next to the IABR–2016.