The Architecture of Emergency

26 Nov, 2019

On 26 November, Kieran Wong will be part of a panel organised by the WA Chapter of Architects Declare that will debate how as a profession we might tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

Questions tackled by the panel include:

  • What is the architect’s role in reshaping design culture – and community expectations and demands – in the face of environmental planetary limits?
  • What targets do we need to establish to ensure a safe, liveable and resilient built environment in a changing climate?
  • How can we collectively develop the tools and knowledge we need to reform the design and construction of buildings, and educate clients and users?
  • How might we galvanise the public imagination, popular support and political leadership, to build the net-zero carbon buildings of the future, and upgrade existing stock to these new standards?

Together, the panel will tackle these thorny questions in a facilitated discussion, as we seek to understand and define how we might reposition architecture, and turn threats into opportunities to create a better world.

Architects Declare WA invites all architects – registered and non, signatories and those yet-to sign – to join them and contribute their knowledge, experience and voice to this important movement.

When

6–8pm Tuesday
26 November 2019

Where

Brickworks Perth Design Studio
67 King Street
Perth, WA 6000

Cost

Free

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-architecture-of-emergency-tickets-78972034481

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