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Asking what is "beauty” these days is almost a millennial question. As a subject, it has brilliantly been reflected on by great minds since antiquity. Architects, scholars and intellectuals are still fascinated by the question of what is “beauty”, and how it enraptures residents and users. “Beauty” remains of great concern today, as it will in the future.
The question of what is “beauty” is eminently a political one. It tells us about the society we live in. Studying it reveals the intentions, challenges and strengths of the various actors involved: architects, urban planners, politicians, builders, developers, residents, users, visitors. It allows us to observe what has remained constant but also to detect what is new.
New beauties is a research project that aims to discover possible answers to these questions and introduce fresh thinking on the subject through analysis, curation and exhibitions. New beauties is giving a built and adaptable space for these discussions.