This event will present the results of the spring 2021 "Project Global: Water" course.
Project Global, led by Filip Geerts and Sanne van den Breemer, engages with the metropolitan condition understood as a system of systems. The metropolitan metabolism privileges a technocratic lens if it is to reveal its systemic secrets. Exhausting this technocratic understanding becomes a necessary a priori examination in order to reveal the niches where architecture is uniquely able to contribute to issues pertaining to urban resilience, or not. Contemporary calls for systemic shifts, regarding climate change and improving resilience in the face of amongst other things the effects of real such climate change—not just the mitigating actions to avert it—monopolize the contemporary relationship between architecture and the city.
Guests include Margarita Flores, Natalia Gálvez, Chris Romanos, Heidi Sohn, Andrés Souto, Loreta Castro Reguera, Inge De Craen, and Elena Tudela. With contributions by Jin Young Chang, Maria Christopoulou, Ana Herreros, Maria Finagina, Georgia Katsi, Jacklyn Mickey, Ryan Ridge Rahardja, Nishi Shah, Michael Tjia, and Heng Yu.