DensCity

The DensCity event shows aspects of urban density using different places in the world from different points of view and perspectives.

The «DensCity» events show aspects of urban density using different places in the world from different points of view and perspectives.

The interest in exploring the concept of urban density was sparked, among other things, by the intensive collaboration as a local architect with the Indian architect Rahul Mehrotra from Mumbai on the laboratory building Virchow 16 on the Novartis Campus. The opportunity for Christian W. Blaser to accompany Rahul Mehrotra on trips to India were enriching experiences on the topic and evoked a relativization of the Swiss understanding of urban density. This change of perspective is what makes the subjectivity of the term apparent and raises the question of social valuation in architecture.