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2023 UIA Design for Climate Adaptation

2022-06-08 Source:UIA World Congress of Architects
8 June 2022
Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind

In association with 

UIA World Congress 2023 Copenhagen: Sustainable Futures — Leave No One Behind 


Day 1: Adaptation with Indigenous Knowledges

June 7: Philadelphia, EDT: 5pm - 6:30pm, Copenhagen, CEST: 11pm-12:30am / June 8: Auckland, NZST: 9am - 10:30am


Adaptation with Indigenous Knowledges presents design-oriented scholarship and/or indigenous or local understandings and practices of approaches to climate change adaptation. During this panel, we will seek to answer the following questions: How can local and Indigenous knowledges shape, challenge, or improve our understanding of climate change adaptation through the lens of spatial design, planning, and ways of living in the built environment? What are climate adaptation-related concepts or projects led or challenged by Indigenous people and communities?

Facilitator: Albert Refiti (Indigenous Samoan, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand)

Amanda Yates (Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Aitanga a Māhaki, Rongowhakaata, Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand)

Daniel Glen(Crow Nation, 7 Directions Architects, USA)

Michael McMahon (Bundjalung people, GroupTwo Zero and John Wardle Architects Australia)

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89317163433?pwd=OVUwSndlOUViN1NtOXpMYlB2RzVaZz09

Passcode: 804883


Day 2: Adaptation Through Nature-based Solutions

June 8: Philadelphia, EDT: 6:30pm - 8pm, Copenhagen, CEST: 12:30am - 2:00am, / June 9: Auckland, NZST: 10:30am - 12:00pm


Adaptation Through Nature-based Solutions (NBS) examines the means to achieve multi-scalar and interdependent climate adaptation and ecological regeneration. This panel will seek to answer the following question: How are people currently working with, understanding, integrating with, and/or emulating nature in the built environment to aid and transform efforts to adapt to climate change?

Facilitator: Maibritt Pedersen Zari (Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand)

Ken Yeang (Hamzah and Yeang Architects, Malaysia)

Kongjian Yu (Professor, Peking University; Turenscape, China)

Barbara Norman (Professor, Canberra University, Australia)

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89602208379?pwd=eXJpR2N4blFKZUJ1aFJ5aEh0aDIwdz09

Passcode: 819048


Day 3: Adaptation Through Behavior Change and Action

June 9: Philadelphia, EDT: 5pm - 6:30pm, Copenhagen, CEST: 11pm-12:30am / June 10: Auckland, NZST: 9am - 10:30am 


Adaptation Through Behavior Change and Action investigates design strategies that support or challenge human behavior and elevates individuals and communities that witness, are impacted by, and directly respond to climate change. We will explore the following questions: How can the design of the built environment contribute to, support, and/or challenge changing human behaviors, values, and processes for working together to adapt to the impacts of climate change? How can innovative design and practice processes, including co-design and participatory design for climate change adaptation, make the design more effective as an agent of advocacy and positive change? How can architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design tangibly demonstrate and contribute to climate change activism? 

Facilitator: Billie Faircloth (Research Director and Partner KieranTimberlake; Adjunct Professor University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Klaus Klaas Loenhart (Professor, Graz University of Technology; Terrain: Integral Designs, Austria)

Gail Brager (Associate Director, Center for the Built Environment, Professor of Architecture, University of California Berkeley, California, USA)

Fabricio Chicca (Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Architecture, New Zealand)

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87001464924?pwd=V2cvT05OT1NoWDRtWlV1Z1BwbkNyQT09 

Passcode: 920329


The Symposium will be streamed live and will be recorded. Additional details and links to live stream will be up here shortly.

Submit to the World Congress of Architect Copenhagen, 2023

The International Union of Architects welcomes paper submissions on these topics to present at the World Congress in Copenhagen on July 2-6, 2023. Please see more information on paper submissions here and read more about the Design for Climate Adaptation trackhere




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