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Since March 2020, the world has become a slower, quieter and more deliberate place, prompting a reevaluation of our priorities, rhythms and ways of living. This Design Dialogue features a talk by Ligia Nobre - architect, curator and current Het Nieuwe Instituut fellow (as a member of the collective O grupo inteiro). The talk is linked to her essay contribution to a new Valiz publication, the Slow Spatial Reader.

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Ligia Nobre

Ligia Nobre is a curator, researcher, and teacher who seeks out multiple and heterogeneous approaches and alliances with and within cultural-environmental platforms and artistic-political practices. She holds a Master's in histories and theories of architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (1999) and a doctorate in aesthetics and art history from the University of São Paulo (2019). She is part of the artistic group O grupo inteiro.

Carolyn F. Strauss

Carolyn F. Strauss is a curator and creative facilitator across the fields of contemporary art, design, and emerging technologies, and is the founding director of Slow Research Lab, based in Amsterdam.

Daphne Bakker

Daphne Bakker is from Paramaribo, Surinam and studied landscape architecture at TU Delft. After a fellowship at Het Nieuwe Instituut, she is now an editor at Failed Architecture.

Bronwyn Lace

Bronwyn Lace is director for The Centre for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg. Lace’s focus is on the collaborative relationships between art and other fields, including physics, museum practice, philosophy, literature, and education.

Sarah van Binsbergen

Sarah van Binsbergen is a freelance journalist (de Volkskrant), critic and editor. She studied Anthropology and Cultural Politics at the University of London (MA).


This event is organised in collaboration with Valiz and Slow Research Lab on the occasion of the release of Slow Spatial Reader, Valiz, 2021.

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