The Design for Climate Adaptation pre-event serves to generate interest and discussion around the theme of this year’s International Union of Architects conference: Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind. The Design for Climate Adaptation track emphasizes people, multiple forms of research, knowledges, and action.
Day 1: Adaptation with Indigenous Knowledges
June 7: Philadelphia, EDT: 5pm – 6:30pm, Copenhagen, CEST: 11pm-12:30am / June 8: Auckland, NZST: 9am – 10:30am
Adaptation with Indigenous Knowledges presents design-oriented scholarship and/or indigenous or local understandings and practices of approaches to climate change adaptation. During this panel, we will seek to answer the following questions: How can local and Indigenous knowledges shape, challenge, or improve our understanding of climate change adaptation through the lens of spatial design, planning, and ways of living in the built environment? What are climate adaptation-related concepts or projects led or challenged by Indigenous people and communities?
Albert Refiti (Indigenous Samoan, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand) (MODERATOR)
Amanda Yates (Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Aitanga a Māhaki, Rongowhakaata, Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand)
Daniel Glen (Crow Nation, 7 Directions Architects, USA)
Michael McMahon (Bundjalung people, GroupTwo Zero and John Wardle Architects, Australia)
Day 2: Adaptation through Nature-based Solutions
June 8: Philadelphia, EDT: 6:30pm – 8pm, Copenhagen, CEST: 12:30am – 2:00am, / June 9: Auckland, NZST: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Adaptation Through Nature-based Solutions (NBS) examines the means to achieve multi-scalar and interdependent climate adaptation and ecological regeneration. This panel will seek to answer the following question: How are people currently working with, understanding, integrating with, and/or emulating nature in the built environment to aid and transform efforts to adapt to climate change?
Facilitator: Maibritt Pedersen Zari (Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand)
Ken Yeang (Hamzah and Yeang Architects, Malaysia)
Kongjian Yu (Professor, Peking University; Turenscape, China)
Barbara Norman (Professor, Canberra University, Australia)
Day 3: Adaptation through Behaviour Change and Action
June 9: Philadelphia, EDT: 5pm – 6:30pm, Copenhagen, CEST: 11pm-12:30am / June 10: Auckland, NZST: 9am – 10:30am
Adaptation Through Behavior Change and Action investigates design strategies that support or challenge human behavior and elevates individuals and communities that witness, are impacted by, and directly respond to climate change. We will explore the following questions: How can the design of the built environment contribute to, support, and/or challenge changing human behaviors, values, and processes for working together to adapt to the impacts of climate change? How can innovative design and practice processes, including co-design and participatory design for climate change adaptation, make the design more effective as an agent of advocacy and positive change? How can architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design tangibly demonstrate and contribute to climate change activism?
Facilitator: Billie Faircloth (Research Director and Partner KieranTimberlake; Adjunct Professor University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Klaus Klaas Loenhart (Professor, Graz University of Technology; Terrain: Integral Designs, Austria)
Gail Brager (Associate Director, Center for the Built Environment, Professor of Architecture, University of California Berkeley, California, USA)
Fabricio Chicca (Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Architecture, New Zealand)