Michelle Provoost: No Such Thing As Community?

Wed 13 March 2013, 7pm

  • Heerlijkheid Park, WiMBY! Project. Courtesy Crimson Architectural Historians.
  • Co-Housing Hoogvliet, WiMBY! Project. Courtesy Crimson Architectural Historians.
  • The Hofbogen 'Mini Mall' Project. Courtesy Crimson Architectural Historians.

Reflecting on her experience of three specific community-focused projects: Heerlijkheid Park, Co-Housing in Hoogvliet and the Hofbogen 'Mini-Mall', Michelle Provoost, co-founder of Crimson Architectural Historians and Director of the International New Town Institute, will explore how development projects can facilitate or foster 'communities'. Is it even possible? With the benefit of hindsight, how do such projects develop once the design teams have moved on? And how do we judge their success or failure?

Join us for an international and inter-generational perspective on the involvement of communities in development and planning projects.


Dr Michelle Provoost is an architectural historian who specializes in historic preservation, urban planning history and theory, postwar architecture and contemporary urban development. She co-founded the office of Crimson Architectural Historians in 1994, which has subsequently been engaged in a large number of research and design projects in the fields of urban planning, architecture and art. Since 2008 Dr. Provoost has served as a Director of the International New Town Institute (INTI) in Almere, the Netherlands.




Event in collaboration with Openvizor

With additional in-kind support from Copytech Group