Symposium: Resourceful Architecture

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus


An international symposium challenging the material practices of architecture. Keynote speakers: Carlo Ratti, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Dirk Hegel, Martha Thorne, Philip Yuan, Sabine Oberhuber, Phil Ayres, Comunal Taller, Anna Denell, Alexandre Monnin.

Resourceful Architecture is a first pre-event in the UIA2023CPH series leading up to the congress event summer 2023. This symposium examines approaches to resourcefulness in architecture; how sustainability challenges the foundations of our material practices and how they can change with it. We ask how rethinking waste through circular design paradigms can challenge our ideas of ‘end of life’ and engineer new materials with bespoke lifespans that actively engage and correspond to building performance. We question how computational design processes can aid the management of recycled resource stocking, support processes of de-fabrication and optimise the strategic deployment of resource. We challenge our assumptions of how materials are sourced probing how bio-based and synthetically grown materials can lead to new agri- and silvicultures of resource procurement.
And all of this in context. To understand the change to resource in the built environment we must consider the global processes of extraction and deployment and their economic, social and ecological consequences. We must engage the vast potential for global knowledge embodied in crafts tradition and local vernacular while innovating participatory models and supporting education, research and local technology development.
Approximately 600 participants.
Periode8 dec. 2021
PlaceringKøbenhavn, Danmark
Grad af anerkendelseInternational