Studio Fontana

The city as the learning environment of the future (2021)


Together with the philosopher Nathanja van den Heuvel and grant officer Eva Roolker (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie), Gabriel Fontana discussed the innovation of the learning environment and the meaning of the public domain in the city and in education.


The economical, governmental and democratic systems are in crisis. Powers are shifting and we have to develop new relations and values between people. What role does the city, public space and education have?


As part of the Rotterdam Architecture month, the talk explored how architecture can facilitate new forms of education in the city. The method-research by design- is useful for identifying challenges and finding solutions for spaces of social gathering. The speakers discussed this on the basis of various Rotterdam initiatives including the Multiform project.

Watch the talk here.