architecture, urbanism


Architecture Talks: Repair and Access

The talk will be held in English at H18:30 at Casa degli Artisti, Via Tommaso da Cazzaniga corner Corso Garibaldi 89/A, Milan.
Free entry, register here.

Marion Elmer moderates a roundtable that takes up current debates – both in Switzerland and internationally – in contemporary architecture and link approaches from theory/research and from practice.

Marion Elmer studied Social Anthropology at the University of Zurich and History and Theory of Architecture at ETH Zurich. As a freelance author she writes about architecture, with a focus on Ticino, and about sustainable, climate-friendly building and living. She edits books and magazines and moderates workshops and discussions.

Repair and Access – Sustainable Practices in Existing Built Environments

Not only has a global pandemic brought environmental and emotional ecosystems into our focus, but the discussion in architectural production is increasingly shifting to issues of care(work), planetary caring, and sustainable practices in the age of climate change and extraction. New (building) methods and tools are in demand. Some architects have even called for a global moratorium on building. The debate becomes multidimensional in dealing with the built environment, especially regarding the preservation and renovation of historical monuments: demolition and new construction are resource-intensive practices, while renovation or monument preservation projects today should meet requirements for accessibility to implement the idea of architecture for all.

The panelists will offer their views and experiences in dealing with this situation. How can current architectural theory, history, and design implement the call for more sustainable approaches, even more so in cities with a predominantly historical character?

Speakers include, among others: Nicola Braghieri (EPFL), Daniela Mondini (USI/Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio), moderated by Marion Elmer.

The request for the recognition of 2 CFP for architects was made to the CNAPPC for this initiative. In collaboration with CASABELLAformazione and ProViaggiArchitettura.


ARCHITECTURE TALKS @House of Switzerland Milano

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