Talking Architecture

World Architecture Festival have launched Talking Architecture, a series of webinars in the lead-up to WAF. The WAF team will be inviting contributors to discuss current issues of architectural concern, followed by interactive engagement with registered participants. All of the webinars are free to attend and can be watched back on demand.

Webinar: ‘City Futures After COVID-19’ - Wednesday 15th July @ 10am UK time

Assumptions about the way we plan, use and govern our cities have been turned upside down by Covid-19, its potential after-effects, and ‘Black Lives Matter’ global protests. This World Architecture Festival webinar will discuss the implications for architects of seeking improved social justice, spatial equity and responsive governance with our South African guest Heather Dodd, a Festival judge, speaker and former WAFX Award winner.

Presenters

  • Heather Dodd, Director, Savage + Dodd Architects
  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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Webinar: ‘Greening the City’ - Thursday 18th June

Lisbon is the EU’s 2020 European Green Capital, setting the scene for this year’s main conference theme – ‘Greening the City’. At one level, the idea of greening concerns landscape design, biodiversity and ecological concerns. However, the idea of the green city, in the context of Covid-19, has taken on new dimensions. Subjects for discussion will include strategies for clean air, greater use of public transport, water quality and supply, and the generation of ‘clean’ energy as party of urban planning strategies across the globe. The idea of the green city is related to the concept of sustainability, which now includes ideas about the control of pandemics, and the extent to which health concerns can feed into planning and urban design, at both a small and large scale.

Presenters

  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival
  • Patrick Bellew, Principal, Atelier Ten

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Webinar: ‘Asia - Life after COVID-19’ - Wednesday 17th June

Join the World Architecture Festival as they host another episode in the Talking Architecture series discussing the impact of COVID 19 on architects, architecture and city planning in Asian countries and with a London/international perspective.

  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Wan Zainal Abidin, Design Director, WaMa Designs
  • Winston Shu, Principal, Integrated Design Associates Limited Hong Kong
  • Sanjay Puri, Director, Sanjay Puri Architects
  • Ankur Choksi, Director, Studio Lotus
  • Budi Kurniawan, Principal, bk interior design & architectural planning
  • Daliana Suryawinata & Florian Heinzelmann, Founder & Director SHAU
  • Farid Ziani, Architect, KTX archiLAB
  • Eisuke Tachikawa, CEO, NOSIGNER
  • Edric Choo Poo Liang, Principal, O2 Design Atelier
  • Emmanuel Minana, Principal, Emmanuel A. Miñana & Associates, Architects
  • William Ti, Principal Architect, WTA Architecture + Design Studio
  • Alan Kueh, Director, Archipedia Pte Ltd
  • Robert Brodeth, Associate Director, Ong&Ong
  • Theodore Chan, Senior Director, CIAP Architects Pte Ltd
  • Johnny Chiu, Founder, J.C.Architecture
  • Richard Wang, Founding Partner, WZWX architecture group
  • Puiphai Khunawat, Director, CREATIVE CREWS LTD
  • Prapan Napawongdee, Director, Shma Company Limited
  • Manh Nguyen, Co-Founder, MIA Design Studio

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Webinar: ‘Isolation Transformed’ - Thursday 30th April

The Covid-19 crisis has focused attention on the living and collective spaces we inhabit and use in our everyday life. Given the necessary isolation for individuals, families, communities and cities, how can we use design to alleviate or improve the physical and psychological contexts in which we live, work and play? WAF and PechaKucha.com are inviting architects, designers and engineers to suggest ideas, both big and small, which show how we could mitigate the effects of future pandemics through design.

Presenters

  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival
  • Mark Dytham, Klein Dytham Architecture and Founder of PechaKucha

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