Lecture: Mobilis in Mobile: Guiding Principles for the Anthropocene

01 October 2020 17:00 till 19:00 - Location: Online - By: Communication BK

On 1 October, Dirk Sijmons gives the online lecture 'Mobilis in Mobile: Guiding Principles for the Anthropocene'. How four world views and four professional attitudes produce a powerful 4x4 for a bumpy ride to reflective practitioners.

About the speaker

Dirk Sijmons is a landscape architect trained as an urbanist in 1990 he was one of the founders of H+N+S Landscape-architects. He received numerous awards and was appointed first State Landscape Architect of the Netherlands (2004-2008). He held the chair of Environmental Design (2008-2011) and that of Landscape Architecture (2011-2015) at the TU Delft. Dirk Sijmons was the curator of IABR--2014 themed Urban-by-Nature. At the World Design summit 2017 in Montreal he was awarded the IFLA sir Geoffrey Jellicoe award.

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Lecture series

This lecture is part of the transdisciplinary lecture series '5 Conversations on the Present (state of): Matter (earth, water, air) - Topos (surface, history of the water-line) - Habitat (mediation and co-construction) - (geo)Politics (climate, welfare and political economy) - Project (gaze, placement, agency). This series brings together a diverse set of experts: geologists, climatologists, philosophers, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, urban geographers and planners, architects, architectural/urban historians/theorists, landscape architects and urban designers, and designers/artists to discuss our current state of living in light of extreme systemic changes. Each set of Lectures provides a lens on one of the 5 themes [Matter, Topos, Habitat, (geo) Politics and Project] through their own expertise in their work/research.  

The series is co-hosted by TU Delft (NL), Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (Section of Urban Design/ Delta Urbanism) and Dalhousie University (CA), School of Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, (co-sponsored with Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science).