Canadian Architects Declare l Global Day of Action!
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Sept 25th – Global Day of Climate Action // FridayforFuture // 1yr anniversary of CAD
Join leaders of Architects Declare movements across the globe, and , stay for rolled up sleeves sessions on how we can collaboratively leverage and collectively lead new way(s) forward
Get your space. Chill the beer. And spread the word.
Roman (Krznaric) is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His latest book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World, has been described by U2’s The Edge as ‘the book our children’s children will thank us for reading’. His previous books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and Carpe Diem Regained, have been published in more than 20 languages. After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, Roman studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. He went on to found the world’s first Empathy Museum and the digital Empathy Library. He is currently a Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation. Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers. An acclaimed public speaker, his talks and workshops have taken him from a London prison to Google’s headquarters in California.
Note: Krznaric is pronounced kriz-NAR-ik (click link for audio). Just say every letter without fear!
Michael (Pawlyn) – Michael Pawlyn has been described as a pioneer of regenerative design and biomimicry. He established his firm Exploration Architecture in 2007 to focus on high performance buildings and solutions for the circular economy. The company has developed a ground-breaking office project, an ultra-low energy data centre, a zero waste textiles factory and progressive solutions for green cities. Prior to setting up Exploration Michael Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that designed the Eden Project. He is regularly booked as a keynote speaker on innovation and his TED talk has had over 2 million viewings. His book Biomimicry in Architecture has been RIBA Publications’ best-selling title and a second edition was published in October 2016.
Michael Pawlyn jointly initiated the widely acclaimed Sahara Forest Project. In 2019 he was involved in launching ‘Architects Declare’ and its overarching Construction Declares effort which has spread internationally and now has over four thousand companies signed up to addressing the planetary crisis. He is currently working on a number of environmentally progressive projects and a co-authored book with Sarah Ichioka, provisionally titled ‘Design paradigms for a planetary emergency’.
Caroline (Pidcock) – Architect AIA FAIA, Regenerative Practitioner, Director of Pidcock PTY, spokesperson for the Austrailan Architects Declare, and our *keynote listener. More details to follow.