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1·Lectures | Hannah Schubert with Second Nature


Landscape architect Hannah Schubert (1982) is giving a lecture in the Academy’s series 1·Lectures on the topic of her book and research project Second Nature – a slow, natural transformation as an alternative to demolition. She also invites Leo van Broeck (Flemish Government Architect) and Mark Minkjan (editor-in chief-of Failed Architecture) to talk about the subject on the night of 14 February 2019 at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.

Hannah Schubert wants to give ‘failed buildings’ a second chance by letting nature take its course, in order for ruins to be slowly incorporated into the landscape. She also transforms public space into adventurous play landscapes, often in places that are hardly used.

‘The Netherlands lacks places where order has been lifted. Every centimetre has a destination, which is also laid down in rules and decisions. There is no room for the indefinable, for the rough nature that can go its own way’, says landscape architect Hannah Schubert (1982) in an interview with Read the whole article in Dutch here.

  • Date: Thursday 14 February 2019
  • Time: 8 PM / doors open 7.30 PM
  • Location: Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213

Students of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture have free access on presentation of their student card. They do not have to reserve the tickets in advance. Not a students, but interested? Single tickets (€ 7,50 each) are available in the webshop of the Architecture Centre of Amsterdam. Language is English.