Deane Simpson


Urban Utopias of an Aging Society

Young-Old examines contemporary architectural and urban mutations that have emerged as a consequence of one of the key demographic transformations of our time: population aging. Distinguishing between different phases of old age, it identifies the group known as the “Young-Old” as a remarkable petri dish for experimental forms of subjectivity, collectivity, and environment. In investigating this field of latent urban and architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both the escapist and emancipatory dimensions of these practices.

Winner of the DAM Architectural Book Award 2015
Winner of the National Urban Design Book Award 2016

Author(s): Deane Simpson
Design: Studio Joost Grootens

17 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in
576 pages, 553 illustrations
2015, 978-3-03778-350-4, English
32,00 €
40,00 €