The Memory of the City was the third in a series of exhibitions and publications organized by the Department of Urbanism of TU Delft on the works of contemporary Dutch urban design firms and departments.
Although urban designers are not historians, they can ensure more than anyone that historical elements and structures in landscapes and cities are safeguarded. This raises the question how safe cultural history is at the hands of designers. In Dutch urbanism practice, the historical development of landscape and cities has been a key notion at least since the 1980’s. In the exhibition and publication The Memory of the City, projects from six urban design firms are presented, illustrating various approaches to this topic.