Manifesto: Architects' Call For Action

Bidragets oversatte titel: Manifest: Arkitekters opråb til handling

Natalie Mossin, Sofie Stilling, Thomas Chevalier Bøjstrup, Annette Blegvad, Vibeke Grupe Larsen, Lene Rose (Illustrator)

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The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals represent the aspiration of the people of the United Nations for a more sustainable future. Challenges are vast and the world must move significantly to make progress towards achieving each Goal by 2030. The built environment, planning, architecture and design, is a major consumer of energy and natural resources, and it accounts for a large part of the world’s CO2 emissions, resource consumption and waste production. Furthermore, how we build can exacerbate inequalities and affect health.
Architects bear a great responsibility because each decision we make when we design a building, an urban plan or a landscape, or in other ways contribute to forming the built environment, draw on resources, human as well as natural. Architects’ actions therefore have ramifications that go beyond the project or process itself and extends in time and space to distant localities and distant futures.
Through their practice, architects can contribute to a sustainable development – not just on an
aspirational level, but through their contributions to what becomes realized buildings, settlements and cities all over the world. Architects must develop sustainable architectural solutions everywhere, at all scales, and by this give their contribution to sustainable communities and quality of life.
Because our decisions have consequences and often vast impact, architects also preside over power for which to be held accountable. We have a responsibility to act. Therefore, this manifesto concerns how we do it, when working with building, planning and landscape. We can continue with our current practice, or we can strive with urgency for a better way, a sustainable way. It is up to each of us.
The intention of this manifesto is an architect’s call to action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, - a call to architects in every part of the profession to take action in their own architectural practice. Each of the 17 UN SDG relates to the built environment and form a basis on which to start
a conversation about how the built environment can contribute.
Bidragets oversatte titelManifest: Arkitekters opråb til handling
TitelManifest Stafet
RedaktørerMartin Søberg, Tobias Moe, Signe Sofie Bøggild, Josephine Michau
Antal sider2
ForlagArkitekturforlaget B
Publikationsdato5 apr. 2019
ISBN (Trykt)9788792700278
StatusUdgivet - 5 apr. 2019

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