X Meeting Point Norway, 25 - 26 March 2020

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Julien De Smedt - Julien De Smedt Architects

Needs vs. Greed (English)

These days we are led to believe that if we don’t grow, we die. What has brought us to this state of utter disconnect to our actual needs?

To grow greedily insures one’s financial strength to the depend of others, and as we know now only too well: it affects irreversibly our planet.

It is not our basic use of its resources that has taken us here, it’s our excessive urge to exponential growth.

In the current state of environmental crisis, we would like to discuss ways to develop our cities according to our needs, rather than our greed.

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