September 30, 2019
Danny Dorling in conversation with Gabu Heindl
The Spatial Dimension of the Distribution of Property and Resources
Whose Freedom? - Event series
Why is there always deep poverty near to great riches, but not necessarily such widespread poverty in those places where a small group of people are not extremely rich? What role do housing markets and policies play? Why do so many of our maps of human society appear fractal in their nature? And what happens when we start to look for social patterns in time as well as space? In what ways does history repeat? These are just a few of the questions that Danny Dorling raises in this third event of the secession’s series Wessen Freiheit?. In conversation with the Viennese architect and urbanist Gabu Heindl, possible synergies and contradictions of critical geography and approaches to radical democracy are brought into focus.
Danny Dorling is a geographer and currently holds the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography at St Peter’s College of the University of Oxford. With a group of colleagues he helped create the website www.worldmapper.org which shows who has most and least in the world. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty. His recent books include, co-authored texts The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the way we live (2008) and Bankrupt Britain: An atlas of social change (2011).
Gabu Heindl is a Vienna-based and internationally active architect, urbanist, theorist and lecturer. Her studio specializes in projects on public space, exhibition design, public buildings, collective housing, and urbanism. Current research focus: radically democratic approaches in architecture and urban planning. Numerous contributions in books and journals. Most recent, co-authored publication: Building Critique. Architecture and its Discontent (2019).
In the context of the event series Whose freedom?