Public Appearances

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The Aesthetic City on ADATimeStamp


Interview on Medium by AdaTimeStamp, exploring the theme of legacy, and what the relationship is between The Aesthetic City’s mission and how we as a society deal with long term vision, values and safekeeping of heritage for future generations. Read it here:

Cave of Apelles podcast

February 2023

Ruben appeared in an in-depth interview at the Cave of Apelles

In the interview Ruben tells the full story behind The Aesthetic City – so if you’re interested in that, check it out. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the Cave of Apelles’ channel. The interview with Michael Diamant is excellent as well.

Lecture with Catesby Leight: Civic Architecture – Is classicism more appropriate?


Ruben appears in a discussion with Catesby Leigh after his lecture on civic architecture.

Planning Forward Webinar Series

Beauty Strikes Back: The New Fight for Great Places


Ruben, founder of The Aesthetic City, appeared on a panel in a webinar series organised by Create Streets and Street Level, called ‘Beauty Strikes Back: The New Fight for Great Places’.

Utrecht Summer School 2022:

Let’s Build a Beautiful City

17/07/2022 – 03/08/2022

Ruben was one of two full time teachers at the INTBAU NL summer school in Utrecht called ‘Let’s Build a Beautiful City’. This summer school taught 22 students from all over the world about traditional architecture and urbanism.