A Moratorium on New Construction 23. Januar 2023 | 18:00 Uhr - 19:30 Uhr
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes (DPLG, Ph.D. ETHZ) is Assistant Professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne (EPFL). Most recently Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Malterre researches urgent aspects of contemporary urbanization, material extraction, climate emergency, and ecological/social justice.
Architecture is, in many ways, preoccupied with habitation. That is as true for the construction of the built environment as it is for the subtle social structures that collaboratively enable our sustenance and well-being. But now with ecological disasters and fragile geopolitics pushing people and the systems that sustain them to the limits, the question of what it means for the planet to be habitable takes center stage. Included in this is what ecological boundaries enable living systems to survive on the planet but also the social and political systems that make these boundaries equitable and worthwhile. This mini-lecture series will address these issues of habitability as they are emerging today in spatial practice.