How do architects respond to contemporary needs in terms of housing and planning? How can we set up effective collaborative processes that allow other stakeholders to take part in projects? Who can be included, and at what point in the process, for this participation to be meaningful for everyone involved?

Since 2014 Tove Dumon Wallsten has been project leader and producer for Architects Sweden, a professional organisation with 13,500 members including architects, interior designers, landscape designers and urban designers. Among other projects, she is on the team of curators for a series of exhibitions on Swedish architecture, in collaboration with the Institut Suédois. The exhibition Aiming for democratic architecture, presented at the Institut Suédois in Paris from 13 February to 31 March 2019, looks at the role of architects in creating public spaces and planning strategies.

Fiona Meadows is an architect and exhibition curator responsible for programming at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine. She was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016. She is particularly interested in temporary, fragile, and modest housing, and considers architecture in terms of how it services the needs of future residents.

Moderator: Renaud Charles, editor-in-chief of the e-magazine Enlarge your Paris

Discussion in french at the Maif Social Club.
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To coincide with Aiming for democratic achitecture at the Institut Suédois and Dans les branches, une cabane habitée at the Maif Social Club. Discussions organised in collaboration with the Maif Social Club.