Climate Literacy and the Built Environment: Lunchtime Session
15jan1:00 pm2:00 pmClimate Literacy and the Built Environment: Lunchtime SessionThis session will discuss how architecture sits within the climate crisis.1:00 pm - 2:00 pm OrganiserAnthropocene Architecture SchoolEvent TypeWebinar & Talks
Online delivery of the 1-hour version of the Anthropocene Architecture School’s Climate Literacy session. Join here
About this Event
Welcome to what shall be the first AAS Climate Literacy session of 2021!
This session was developed to address identified gaps in Climate Literacy in the architectural profession, built environment disciplines of all kinds and the public at large – so shall:
1. Contextualise the Context of Climate Emergency: what it means, what that looks like, what the dominant narratives are and what this means for the international community in a contemporary and historical sense.
2. Explain the Science of the Climate Emergency: to a necessary extent to understand its magnitude, and the magnitude of the required response.
3. Illustrate Business as Usual: conveying the impacts of human civilisation in its current form upon the planet that sustains us.
4. Place the Built Environment into that Context: to stress its potential if business-as-usual is addressed and necessary action is taken – whilst also quantifying the magnitude of its current impact and necessary responses.
5. Provide an Overview of Existing Solutions: pooling immediately accessible resources and strategies.
Anthropocene Architecture School
The AAS is an agile and disruptive (architectural) educational platform. Beginning as a protest at architectural inaction on the Climate Emergency during 2019’s Architecture Fringe, the project has since evolved into an educational endeavour: cultivating climate literacies in the construction industry and further afield; directly engaging over 2900 people; featuring in architectural press internationally – including Archinect and the Architects Journal amongst others; and lectured extensively – featuring as part of the Architectural Association’s “From Now On” series, contributing to the launch of QCAN at Queen’s University Belfast alongside the Architects Climate Action Network and speaking upon invitation to a studio of students based at the University of Toronto, to name a few. Described by the Building Sustainability Podcast’s Jeffrey Hart as “a voice of rebellious common sense”, the project has been further recognised for its impact by its’ coordinator’s placing in the RIBAJ Rising Stars cohort of 2020.
Should you wish to support the work of the AAS and keep up with its second year, you can find out more at:
(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The AAS is a decentralised school of architecture, activism and climate literacy. Its outputs include climate literacy sessions and workshops for activists, built environment professionals, the public and architectural educators - that are now requested by universities across the U.K.; research into architectural education; and transdisciplinary studios that support architecture students in learning sustainable design skills. Scotland