Symposium: The architect’s roles in the Circular Economy and Circular Society

03 February 2021 08:45 till 13:30 - Location: Online (livestream) - By: Communication BK

Architects are increasingly involved in circular assignments, but what exactly is expected of them? They each try to contribute to circularity in their own way. Circular construction is not yet fully developed and there are questions about the potentials and limitations of circular economy and degrowth, regarding energy, materials and economy.

These and several other questions will be discussed in the online symposium 'The architect’s roles in the Circular Economy and Circular Society', organised by the NWO research project 'Circularcity' in collaboration with the Circular Built Environment (CBE) Hub of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. 

Programme

08:45 - 09:00  Welcome
09:00 - 09:20  Introduction about Circularcity and the Circular Built Environment Hub
Piero Medici, Roberto Cavallo, Tillmann Klein and David Peck 
09:25 - 10:05  Space&Matter (30 mins presentation, 10 mins questions) 
10:10 - 10:50  Superuse Studios (30 mins presentation, 10 mins questions)
10:55 - 11:05  Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:50 CITYFÖRSTER architecture + urbanism (30 mins presentation, 10 mins questions)
11:55 - 12:35  Thomas Rau (30 mins presentation, 10 mins questions)
12:40 - 13:20 Round Table discussion
13:20 - 13:30  Closing
   

Circularcity project

Research project ‘Circularcity’ is funded by NWO Creative Industry KIEM. The project explores the roles of contemporary Dutch architects regarding circular economy in the built environment. 

Circular Built Environment Hub

The Circular Built Environment Hub is a platform for researchers of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment with the aim to promote the development of knowledge towards a circular built environment that enables the design of future buildings, cities and infrastructures. 

Practical information

This symposium will be streamed live and can be followed via this link.
If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact Piero Medici