On Friday 4 June, the annual Knowledge Day took place – a three-part in-depth programme (in English) for professionals and other rooftop enthusiasts. With a strong international focus AIR organized the TOP^ summit about the sustainable layered city (in cooperation with the Rotterdamse Dakendagen). The 2021 programme was centred around the theme A layered and sustainable city. Due to COVID-19, the full programme took place online, of which the kick-off event took place in the Festival Heart of the Rotterdam Architecture Month.
Leading up to the TOP^ summit, AIR organised four expert meetings together with Rotterdamse Dakendagen. From these meetings, the most relevant talking points for this summit emerged. You can read the reports of these expert meetings here. The general managers of AIR and the Rotterdamse Dakendagen, Bas van der Pol and Léon van Geest, also made two podcasts about these meetings. You can listen to the podcasts below.
The series of activities on the annual Knowledge Day resulted in an archive of knowledge and reinforcement of a network to continue to build on. Read the programma booklet here. The Rotterdamse Dakendagen also created an extensive recap of the entire programme with all speakers, presentations, the manifest by Winy Maas and more. Read this recap here.
The Knowledge Day programme is organised by AIR, together with Rotterdamse Dakendagen together and DakAkker. It is also part of the Rotterdam Architecture Month 2021. The programme is supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Rotterdam and Creative Europe.
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