Lecture "HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER?" Cultures of Assembly: Moderating inclusive change in a cross-border geography

Lecture "HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER?" Cultures of Assembly: Moderating inclusive change in a cross-border geography

NOUVELLE DATE 02.11.2021

This lecture, initially scheduled for September 28, has been postponed to November 2.

A heterogeneous social reality demands corresponding spaces of social interaction. Urban regeneration is deeply rooted in the social sphere. No architect, planner or city authority can ever generate an urban equilibrium through purely physical change. Especially in geographies of structural change, spatial regeneration should be a process of carefully considered attempts to collaboratively rethink the social, economic, and cultural variables of an area. Regeneration is about how we are encouraged to interact with one another. Therefore, sustainable regeneration necessitates communication on equal terms, including diverse stakeholders.

In order to rewire the planning system towards resilient and inclusive infrastructure, planners should serve the public, considering their local and regional constituencies. In times of digital transformation and COVID-19, this seems to hold true more than ever. How will the role of the planner have to change in order to be able to address contemporary challenges concerning civil society and urban management?

Markus Miessen is an architect, writer, director of Studio Miessen, and Professor of Urban Regeneration at the University of Luxembourg, where he holds the chair of the City of Esch ( He received his PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, London, supervised by Eyal Weizman. His work revolves around questions of critical spatial practice, institution building, and spatial politics.

  • Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 18:30
  • Lecture given by Markus Miessen
  • Carré, 1 rue de l'Aciérie, Luxembourg
  • Language: English, no translation
  • Free event
  • Registration required
  • The number of participants will be limited according to Covid-19 regulations
  • Covid-Check: Access limited to people who have been vaccinated, tested or cured

This event has been organised by LUCA as part of the "Journées Européennes du Patrimoine 2021" programme and the cultural programming of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. More information on the Pavilion:

In order to comply with the health recommendations related to the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure the required distance between participants, pre-registration is mandatory. Depending on the evolution of the recommendations, this event is subject to change. Please check the current status of this event a few days before.

Photo: Flaka Haliti & Markus Miessen, PAM Pavilion, Munich, 2018 © Constanza Meléndez