We have brought together different voices with a fundamental contribution to this debate’s themes. Personalities ranging from architecture to agriculture, anthropology or social activism make up a mosaic of perspectives on why, how and for whom. Each session ends with a more informal gathering, drink & talk, opened to a confrontation of ideas between guests and audience.
Wednesday: 26/10, 18h—21h30
Why should we build a critical vision of global problems?
The first moment of this cycle brings together three voices with complementary disciplinary backgrounds to think about the importance of building a holistic vision of the sistemic problems we face. An irreverent and assertive dialogue will outline a diagnostic and propose ways of future collective action.
Arjun Appadurai, anthropologist and educator
Alexander D’Hooghe, urban planner and researcher
Keller Easterling, architect and writer
Moderated by Marta Sequeira, architect and researcher
Thursday: 27/10, 18h—21h30
How can we reimagine the tools of architecture towards a circular economy?
This session deals with complex urban contexts on opposite ends of the current system of resource extraction and transformation. All aim to serve as catalyst to inspire a new generation of alternative models on how architecture might shift onto a new circular paradigm.
Marc Angélil, researcher and educator
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, architect and researcher
Rahul Mehrotra, urban planner and educator
Moderated by Pedro Gadanho, author and curator
Friday: 28/10, 18h—21h30
For whom are architectural solutions most urgently needed?
The final day is dedicated to three practices that seek to restore the balance of social ecosystems from Brazil to the Netherlands and India. Recent examples of projects built with careful attention to specific resources and processes provide valuable clues for real global-scale transformation.
Anupama Kundoo, architect and lecturer
Erik Stenberg, architect and educator
Ernst Götsch, farmer and researcher, and Marc Leiber, agronomist and consultant
Moderated by Inês Dantas, architect and researcher