It is with great pleasure that we welcome Matthias Hollwich, co-founder of architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), as one of our keynote speakers at Conscious Cities Conference No.2. HWKN has been at the forefront of a movement that seeks to change our attitudes towards ageing in society, specifically in relation to architecture. They argue that “we as architects and planners have a responsibility to make a big difference, to activate communities so that people don’t become lonely.”
As well as his architectural practice, Matthias is the co-founder for online architecture platform Architizer, the largest dedicated online place for architects and specifiers to showcase their brands and work. Through thinking up and collecting ideas about how to make ageing a fulfilling process, Matthias has written his book New Ageing, published in 2016. In his words, it takes everything he has learned “about ageing and how society, architecture, and cities can perform better, and breaks it down into simple principles and actions that all of us can take today and every day—so we can live smarter now to live better forever—personally and as a society.”
We are so excited to hear Matthias’ insight into this essential and flourishing debate, which cuts across a number of our conference thematics. Join us for what is set to be a memorable day of discussion and learning at #CCities2.
Tickets for this year’s conference are available here.