Interdisciplinary Research Program – TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Limits and inevitabilities—Reporting ‘space, time and everyday life’ in the Delta

The Organization committee is composed of Luca Iuorio, Sophia Arbara, Carissa Champlin, Feike Smithuis, Amber Coppens, Merel Garritsen, TU Delft.

The Project is funded by the Climate Action Program and organized within the context of the Delta Urbanism research group, the Delta Futures Lab, the section of Environmental Technology and Design of the department of Urbanism, TU Delft. The project is run in collaboration with the Eye Filmmuseum of Amsterdam.

The project Reporting space, time and everyday life in the Delta investigates the natural, social, and spatial transitions of the Netherlands before and after the execution of the Delta Works by means of motion pictures.

The documentaries of the screening Limits and Inevitabilities call attention to the past trend of building infrastructure in the Netherlands to debate how much we currently rely on engineering and question our common responsibility in dealing with climate adaptation. Considering past failures and future predictions showcasing that adapting dikes, dams, and polders to climate change effects might no longer be possible, questions on the reconceptualization of the established design traditions and the creation of alternative design pathways emerge.

15 December – 17.00-19.30

Radius CCA, Kalverbos 20, 2611 XW Delft

Film screening:

Wakers en Dromers, Annette Apon, 1994

Een Zaak van Niveau, Louis van Gasteren, 1989

Conversation moderated by Luca Iuorio [TUD] with Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk [Radius CCA], Gaby Langendijk [Deltares], Michele Cerruti [Politecnico di Torino], Ester van de Wiel and Joost Adriaanse [-zee -plaats -werk -land]