Architectural Democracy

March 13, 2024
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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 and Mark Linder with rotating guests, produced and airing at the Helsinki Open Waves, at Caisa, in Helsinki, Finland. 

The guest of this episode is the architect Carlos Lamuela Orta, a sustainable city expert doing doctoral research on urban mobility policy with a focus on spatial data analysis. His approach to long-term urban trends is based on more than ten years of experience in urban planning and city development consulting, combining multidisciplinary skills from degrees in design, business, and environmental policy.

Producers and hosts: Pedro Aibéo and Mark Linder
Guest: Carlos Lamuela Orta
Sound recording and editing: Bailey Polkinghorne

*The audio piece was recorded and edited 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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