On June 7, 2022. 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.

Watch part one out of three of the symposium:

The Symposium is organized in collaboration with DigitalFUTURES

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)

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