14 September 2019

co+labo radović     Soft City book launch and lecture by David Sim@Reopening the Split Case 
A long-time co+labo associate, David Sim - Partner and Creative Director in Gehl, Copenhagen - has joined Reopening the Split Case Workshop with a very special contribution - the launch of his just published book, Soft City
Soft City is about ease and comfort, where density has a human dimension, adapting to our ever-changing needs, nurturing relationships, and accommodating the pleasures of everyday life. How do we move from the current reality in most cites—separated uses and lengthy commutes in single-occupancy vehicles that drain human, environmental, and community resources—to support a soft city approach? David draws from his vast design experience to make a case for a dense and diverse built environment at a human scale, which he presents through a series of observations of older and newer places, and a range of simple built phenomena, some traditional and some totally new inventions. As always, he offers inspiration, ideas, and guidance for anyone interested in cities. 
Hosting David, seeing his long-awaited book, and experiencing an energising presentation was a very special pleasure for all of us involved in co+re, and explorations of the pleasures of everyday life! After the lecture co+labo team has organised Japanese Party, and the following morning, David joined desk-top discussions.

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