How can we deal with climate change? It will take a paradigm shift to find effective solutions capable of reversing the course taken by humanity since the industrial revolution and the consequent rise in global temperatures. In many cases, the legacy of modern architecture and planning has exacerbated critical global environmental conditions. How can we make this paradigm shift a reality? We must adopt a transdisciplinary, visionary, radical approach, innovatively drawing on the wealth of knowledge we already possess. To counter the now scientific certainty of climate change, its causes and effects, we must create a network, a backbone of creativity, through which to challenge the status quo and fuel the imagination of the next generations of architects.
Chair Nicola Leonardi Co-founder & Managing Editor THE PLAN
Introduction - Architecture Prof. Alessandro Melis Curator of the Italian Pavilion
Introduction - Climate Prof. Roberto Buizza Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Panelists Prof. Roman Frigg London School of Economics (UK) Prof. Ed Keller | Director of the Center for Transformative Media at The New School, and Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design
Prof. Telmo Pievani University of Padua; Topic: Climate Change and Biology
Prof. Catherine Venart Dalhousie University, Halifax (Canada)