Post-Pandemic Public Spaces - Episode 2: Design

Maurice Harteveld* (Developer), Hanlin Stuer (Producer), Matt van Kessel (Producer), Olivier Wiegerinck (Producer), Edzo Bindels (Performer), Ellen van Bueren (Performer), Annemieke Fontein (Performer), Lior Steinberg (Performer), Co Verdaas, Ton Venhoeven (Performer), Nathalie de Vries (Performer), Linda Zuiderwijk (Performer), Claudiu Forgaci (Other), Birgit Hausleitner (Other)

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The second episode ‘Design’ dives further into the challenges in the post-pandemic era and it illuminates possible design solutions. The documentary searches for approaches in which the design of public spaces can be updated and improved. It also questions if there is any one-size-fits-all public space at all. Depending on how and if people can get there, public space are very different as are people. Not all spaces are equally attractive and safe to stay in. From a different angle we may question; who is touched by which place, and how. Differences have become very clear during the pandemics and awareness on this has risen. Public space is also no longer static, but constantly adaptive to new needs. How can we design for this? Can we design for flexibility? Can we release physical design; if so, to what extend? The increasing need for green space is also exemplary for the post-pandemic era; partly grown out of necessity for health reasons, recreational purposes, or simply a lack of space in the house. We will have to design green spaces as a new quiet place, and for outdoor activities like sports, online connectivity in public, and/or just natural climate-adaptive space at the same time.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDelft / Rotterdam
PublisherHuman Space
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2022


  • public space
  • Public Space
  • pandemic
  • COVID-19
  • urban design
  • urban sociology
  • flexible design
  • diversification
  • green space


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