This group explores the impact of the climate crisis on the methods and narratives used to write architectural history, as well as the role architecture has played in shaping the current crisis. The group also focuses on climate justice—the ways in which inequities and instabilities produced by climate change are distributed, often with the heaviest impacts on the most vulnerable.

Architectural History + Climate Emergency Annual Symposium 2021

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    Meral Ekincioglu, Ph.D.
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    “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….”

     

    https://www.sahgb.org.uk/symposium2021, last accessed on 9.26.2021.

     

    Full Program: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e562773b673894726fd6c17/t/60942c212dcbef67b912af54/1620323366315/SAHGBSymposiumProgramme.pdf, last accessed on 9.26.2021.

     

    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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