The Architecture Foundation’s 100 Day Studio
The Architecture Foundation is currently offering daily live online lectures, interviews, building tours and panel discussions. Duncan will be speaking this Thursday between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on day 60/100.
“As we emerge from months of Covid-19 induced lockdown, architects are now open for business again, with the recent increase in job enquiries and construction sites being open again perhaps giving us all a reason to feel a bit more positive?
However, before we get back to some new form of ‘business as usual’ i.e., before we just buy into the Conservative Government’s ‘Project Speed’, can I ask you to pause and think back to 2019 because it was the year that 90% of UK local authorities pledged to be Net-Zero Carbon by 2030 and around the world over 814,000,000 people now live in regions that have declared a Climate & Ecological Emergency. So how do you square this philosophical and ethical position with the practice of architecture when the built environment is responsible for about 50% of all global CO2e emissions, consumes 50% of all raw materials harvested annually around the world, and is responsible for 60% (120 million tonnes) of the UK’s annual waste?”
Duncan will discuss some solutions to these existential problems this Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Join him live via Zoom.
Further information on the 100 Day Studio can be found here.