Architectural Democracy

May 24, 2023
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Helsinki built its 1st skyscraper but wants to be carbon free by 2035, Dubai imports all its sand from Australia to build its skyscrapers, the concrete for your house starts to decay after 30 years, and it has been a democracy, not a dictatorship, who has just built the biggest statue ever of a man, in India.

The kind of people we want to be is the kind of cities we should be designing for. So who decides about that and our future? Is this a science? For whom are we designing the city? Who owns my city? 

Join us in the Architectural Democracy podcast, where we will take a critical look at these matters so that you can re-discover your own city and be a real part of it.

Architectural Democracy is a monthly podcast hosted by Pedro Aibéo with rotating guests, produced and airing at the Helsinki Open Waves, at Caisa, in Helsinki, Finland. 

The guest of the fifth episode is Eero Lundén, the founder of the Helsinki-based Lundén Architecture Company. Eero earned a Master in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, New York after graduating as an architect from Oulu University. Eero has taught and lectured in several universities in Finland as well as abroad. In 2018 he was appointed as the curator of the Nordic pavilion in 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. On this show we wondered about thorough topics such as architectural competitions, their relevance and future.


Producers & Hosts: Pedro Aibéo and Mark Linder
Guest: Eero Lundén
Sound recording, editing & live streaming: Bailey Polkinghorne
Photo: Camilla Hanhirova

*The audio piece was recorded at the Helsinki Open Waves performance & recording room located at Caisa.

**The views expressed in this audio piece and texts are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of Helsinki Open Waves.  

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