Session 1: Safety. To Care is to Become Aware

To Care is to Become Aware (of the many inhabitants of the world), a talk by Isabelle Doucet

"One step towards understanding how cities and buildings contribute to living environments that are safe, inhabitable, and caring, is to become radically open-minded as to who and what takes part in making-city. In addition to urban master plans, landmarks, and iconic buildings, many more actors play a role in the making of cities. Drawing from my encounter, as a researcher, with (radical) architectural and urban practices in Brussels, I will introduce a series of fascinating, surprising, and often-overlooked city-makers. Whether words, imaginations, frustrations, or seemingly banal infrastructures, those ‘unsung heroes’ play important roles in the making of and caring for the city."