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US ARCHITECTS DECLARE EARTH DAY ASSEMBLY 2021: PATHS TO TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE
How do we act, as individuals and collectively, to confront the three intersecting emergencies of climate change, social injustice, and biodiversity loss? How do we effect transformative change?
Please join with working group members, signatories, and steering committee members of US Architects Declare on Thursday, April 22 at 3 pm EDT (Earth Day) to mark one year since the launch of the American branch of this global network. We will report on the work of the past year and discuss our goals and actions moving forward. Michael Pawlyn, one of the initiators of Architects Declare and a member of the UK Steering Committee, will join us to discuss a theory of change for working towards a viable future, building on the “three horizons” framework created by Bill Sharpe. His talk will be followed by a Q & A with the audience.
Architect Michael Pawlyn is author, with Sarah Ichioka, of the forthcoming book Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency. Pawlyn is founder of the design consultancy Exploration, which has become a thought leader in regenerative design and the circular economy. Earlier, Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw for ten years, where he was a central member of the team for the Eden Project, including responsibility for leading the design of the Warm Temperate and Humid Tropics Biomes. He initiated the Grimshaw environmental management system resulting in the company becoming the first firm of European architects to achieve certification to ISO14001.
Date: 22 April 2021, 3:00 PM
US Architects Declare Town Hall
Please join US Architects Declare on Thursday, October 15 for a Town Hall meeting of the US branch of this global movement to galvanize action and drive systemic change on climate change, social justice, and biodiversity. At the Town Hall, presentations and open discussion will address the goals of the movement, opportunities for firms, individuals, and architecture schools to become involved, strategies for change, and what resources and structures for collective action architects around the country have identified as necessary to make an impact.
Date: 15 October 2020, 12:00 AM