14 June 2017 – On the 2nd and 3rd of June I was a guest at the CANactions architecture festival in Kiev. The theme of this yearly event was: values. My contribution was a lecture on the topic of luxury. I find this a great word for architects. Luxury does not necessarily has to be about extravagance or abundance. It is also should not mean to imply that someone owns something from which others are excluded. If one takes luxury in its meaning of wealth or pleasure, then there may be luxury concealed in our everyday world. Then architects may design things which can be owned by everyone.
Video of the lecture in Kiev