Architectural Democracy

December 14, 2022
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Episode 1

Helsinki built its first 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 first episode is Panu Minkkinen Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Helsinki, Finland.  Former Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Leicester, UK. Currently involved in the editorial work of two international journals: Law and Critique (published by Springer), and Law, Culture and the Humanities (published by Sage). 


Producer & Host: Pedro Aibéo
Guest: Panu Minkkinen
Sound recording, editing & live streaming: Bailey Polkinghorne

*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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