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Talk: Habitat: Applying the Lessons of Vernacular Architecture to Our Changing Planet

Wednesday, 11 October – 6:00pm University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS, United Kingdom

Book Event Free

Habitat: Applying the Lessons of Vernacular Architecture to our Changing Planet
Implementation of the Paris Agreement through Adaptation and Technology Development and Transfer

The culmination of years of specialist research, Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet is a once-in-a-generation large format publication. It gathers together an international team of more than one hundred leading experts across a diverse range of disciplines to examine what the traditions of vernacular architecture and its regional craftspeople around the world can teach us about creating a more sustainable future.

For the first time in the United Kingdom Habitat contributors will have an opportunity to share their ideas in the context of the Paris Agreement.

This session will be the second from the Habitat events series taking place in New York, London, Brussels, Milan, COP23 Bonn, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Novosibirsk, aimed to explore global socio-economic and cultural potentials of technology development and transfer.

Habitat Presentations

Opening Remarks
Professor Harry Charrington, Head of Department of Architecture, University of Westminster Moderator

Introduction to Habitat
Lucas Dietrich, Editorial Director of Thames & Hudson

Introduction to Habitat Global Overview and Introduction to the Paris Agreement
Dr Sandra Piesik, General Editor of Habitat, and Director, Architect of 3 ideas Ltd Convenor

Regional Case Studies
Brazil: Dr John Hemming – Explorer
Libya: Dr Beniamino Polimeni – Architect, De Montfort University Leicester
Iran: Dr Nasser Golzari – Architect, University of Westminster
Turkmenistan: Dr Louise Cooke – Building Conservation, The University of York
RD&D and Innovation – The Private Sector

Perspective
Henry Fletcher, Associate Director at BuroHappold Cities Consulting in London

The Future of RD&D
Professor Marjan Colletti, Professor of Architecture and Post Digital Practice, The Bartlett School of Architecture

Conclusions
Alexander Maitland, Architect and Sir Wilfred Thesiger Official Biographer
Professor André Singer, President of The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI)

With thanks to the University of Westminster and Thames & Hudson.

Venue
University of Westminster
The Hogg Lecture Theatre
35 Marylebone Rd
Marylebone
London NW1 5LS

RSVP: info@3ideasme.com

Habitat Events are organised by 3 ideas Ltd and Habitat Coalition.