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Architectural History + Climate Emergency Annual Symposium 2021

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    Meral Ekincioglu, Ph.D.

    “This year\’s Annual Symposium is held in partnership with Architects Declare, ACAN, Heritage Declares, and the RIAS. Spread across two weeks, the Symposium is convened by Prof Alex Bremner, Dr Barnabas Calder, Savia Palate, and Dr Neal Shasore.”

    “ The Symposium places the nexus between architecture and energy centre stage in our understanding of the historic built environment, considering how both large-scale energy consumption and socio-political regimes of energy production force us to give greater consideration to architecture’s environmental impact through time.  By investigating the relationship between buildings and energy, in conjunction with other factors such as the building industry\’s contribution to deforestation, eco-system destruction, and wide-spread pollution connected to primary material procurement, architectural history can reclaim its long-standing place as a central contributor to architectural debate and practice. Much more importantly, considering the history of architecture in this context can make a significant contribution to understanding and addressing the fossil fuel dependency and biodiversity crisis that threatens the continuation of life on Earth….”

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    Photo: Church of St Edward and Ferrybridge B Power Station, Brotherton, Yorkshire, England, taken in the 1960s. Eric De Maré / RIBA Collections.

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    Bébio Vieira Amaro

    Always a please to hear about new symposiums and conferences related to discussions about the built environment. Many thanks! I do encourage all members to make these kinds of posts here, if they hear about any interesting event.

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