25-09-20 // INTERVIEW WITH BERND UPMEYER BY IRISH MAGAZINE “TOTALLY DUBLIN”

Michael McDermott from the Irish magazine “Totally Dublin” interviewed Bernd Upmeyer for their 189th issue.

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Michael McDermott: How will the global pandemic we are currently encountering impact upon our conception of urbanism? What future opportunities and concerns lie ahead as a result of it?

Bernd Upmeyer: Our upcoming MONU issue #33, entitled “Pandemic Urbanism”, that will be released by the middle of October, is currently investigating such questions. I believe that the current coronavirus pandemic might not have that strong an impact on our conception of urbanism or even re-shape and transform cities as some predict – or hope – especially as I expect that a vaccine will be available very soon. I suppose that most of the urban phenomena – maybe apart from an increased “work from home”-culture – that are partly still visible in cities due to the pandemic are merely temporary, …read the entire interview here (page 48-49)