Feburary, 2021

11feb10:30 am11:30 amTONGABOVETongAbove is a short film showcasing the design and plan to rescue island nations from rising seas due to climate change. The screening will be followed by the project presentation and Q&A with Brendan MacFarlane and Uili Lousi.10:30 am - 11:30 am Organiser: The Landing Hub Event Type:Webinar & Talks

Event Details

This project was initiated by Jakob+MacFarlane (Paris-base architects, initiators of the French Chapter of ‘Architects Declare Climate & Ecological Emergency’) and Uili Lousi (Tonga-based visionary, internationally renowned artist and environmental activist; President of OHAI, a Tongan not-for-profit organisation for climate change awareness; official representative of the Tongan Government to COP24).

With the sea levels rising due to climate change, a number of Pacific island states, including Lousi’s homeland Tonga, are threatened with disappearing under the sea in the future. There will be no way to relocate them elsewhere.

Together, we are developing a response to this extreme condition, using nature as our way forward. Based on the idea of a coral reef and learning from the corals’ capacities as resilient structures that evolve over time, we propose a new urban landscape that replaces the one that is too fragile.

TongAbove came about neither through a competition nor through a client or an organisation – it was born from a conversation between an architect and an artist, who are proposing a new way of imagining a city of the future – a stronger, storm-protected city where you can build up off the land.

The screening will be followed by the project presentation and Q&A with Brendan MacFarlane and Uili Lousi.

Contributors/Performers: Jakob+MacFarlane / Uili Lousi

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

and talk Featuring: Educational film and talk

Audience Notice: This event is wheelchair accessible. Our space is temporary, so please wrap up warm.

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(Thursday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am


The Landing Hub[email protected] 220 Broomie Law G1 4RU