It is based on research into contemporary youth culture and its social context. A newspaper clipping archive of years is the basis of the research. Bouwen voor de NEXT GENERATION uses words and images to present an analysis, with a focus on design practice, of recent phenomena such as the experience economy, cultural diversity, changing family relationships, new forms of education, the rise of “white” and “black” schools and the problem of increasing childhood obesity and the importance – for young and old – of public space.
The book couples these social issues to design projects which range from urban environments to schools also using projects and models by Marlies Rohmer.
The book is introduced by an essay that summarizes the problem from a sociological-political point of view and concludes with a plea by Marlies Rohmer for a coherent urban youth policy. Marlies Rohmer gives her own vision from her practice on the changing construction task for schools and the immediate living environment. There is a lot of national and international interest in her designs.
Marlies Rohmer, with essays from Hans Ibelings, IJsbrand van Veelen and Gijs van Oenen
Editors: Anneloes van der Leun and Hans Ibelings
Design: Studio Anthon Beeke / ïllustated (black/white and colour) / Paperback, ing. / 240 pages / size: 21 x 25 cm / April 2008