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The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design

mconstantine Jan 25 '12 0

The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design

SUSTAINING SUSTAINABILITY
Alternative Approaches in Urban Ecology and Architecture

Friday February 03, 5:15 p.m. (keynote lecture)
Saturday February 04, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall
Free | No reservations required

The accelerating transformation of the natural environment by humans suggests that the built environment is now becoming the context for ecosystems. It may no longer be possible to consider the built environment as merely asserting negative impact on the natural environment; instead, built and natural environments need to be equally considered as habitats for biodiversity. It now seems necessary to shift toward a non-anthropocentric model that favors the interaction of species with the built environment. On an urban scale, such efforts have long taken shape in the interdisciplinary work of urban ecology, yet on a building scale new methods are not yet clear. In light of shifts in ecological thinking, how can architecture develop to include the necessary insights, knowledge, concepts, and working methods? This symposium looks to further discussion about this changed "culture of environment."

This symposium is organized jointly by the Cornell University Department of Architecture and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics.
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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3
5:15 p.m. Michael Hensel - keynote speaker | Oslo School of Architecture and Design
“Sustaining Sustainability: The Need for Alternative Approaches to Architectural Design and Sustainability”

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4
9:00 a.m. Opening note
9:15 a.m. David Zeigler | University of North Carolina Department of Biology
“Living with Biodiversity”
10:00 a.m. John Marzluff | University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
“Sustaining the Connections Between Humans and Nature in Urban Ecosystems: a Birdʼs Eye View”
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Birger Sevaldson | Oslo School of Architecture and Design
“Expanding Contexts: A Strategy for Super-complexity”
11:45 a.m. Michael Hensel | Oslo School of Architecture and Design
“Towards Non-anthropocentric Architectures”
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Richard Bonser | Brunel University School of Engineering and Design
“Biology, Biomimetics, and Buildings”
2:15 p.m. Dana Cupkova + Kevin Pratt | Cornell University Department of Architecture, EPYPHITE Lab
“Green Negligée”
3:00 p.m. Jonas Lundberg | Chalmers University, Urban Future Organization
“Urban Stoichiometry”
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Cristina Díaz Moreno + Efrén García Grinda | Architectural Association, AMID.cero9
“Carnal and Mundane Assemblies: Third Natures”
4:45 p.m. Claudia Pasquero + Marco Poletto | Architectural Association, ecoLogicStudio
“cyberGARDENING the City”
5:30 p.m. Closing discussion
7:00 p.m. Reception (Milstein Hall Dome)

MODERATORS
Jonathan Ochshorn | Cornell University Department of Architecture
Jenny Sabin | Cornell University Department of Architecture, Jenny Sabin Studio

CONFERENCE COORDINATORS
Mark Cruvellier | Chair, Cornell University Department of Architecture
Michael Hensel | Director, Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
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For more information contact Melissa Constantine, mac444@cornell.edu
http://aap.cornell.edu/arch/events/events_details.cfm?customel_datapageid_2742=517822



 
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