PLANETARY ACTION. Building Resilient Futures


The history of human settlements is marked by negotiations with the natural environment. The present moment in history sees this negotiation play out at the scale of the planet, as the climate change brought about by mankind’s demands on the natural resources of the earth triggers more extreme phenomena, and all to often in places far from where the original demand is located.

More frequent and more intensive disasters are to be reckoned with. In acknowledging just how much this is impacting the future of the planet, scientific fields label this moment 'the anthropocene' and consider it a geologic epoch.

How can more knowing and careful demands on water, energy and waste be supported by design and planning? Can economic sectors such as the tourist industry redress their impact on the earth’s resources? Which valuable lessons can be learned from past disasters, for current plans and strategies on disaster management, preparedness and response?


Climate Neutral Design. Business, Politics & Practice with White Arkitekter, Stockholm
Exhibition Talk: 27 October 2021

HUMAN SCALE REMEASURED. New spatial requirements, societal demands and economic values in architecture with Capital Cultural Fund (HKF), Berlin; ZEIT-Stiftung, Hamburg; Henrik Frode Obel Foundation, Copenhagen
Exhibition and Symposium: 7 May 2021. Video recording

Emanuele Coccia. Pollination and Interspecific Agriculture and Christopher Pierce. Recipes for Food and Architecture with the AA Architectural Association Visiting School
Lectures: 16 August 2018

Ricardo de Ostos. Animal Visions with the AA Architectural Association Visiting School
Lecture: 15 August 2018

Animalesque with the AA Architectural Association Visiting School
Symposium: 4 April 2018. Video Recording

After Hurricane Sandy. Rebuild by Design. Resilient Planning Through Collaborative Design
Symposium and Exhibition: 6 December 2014. Video Recording

Shigeru Ban: Works and Humanitarian Activities
Master Lecture: 7 October 2014. Video Recording

ReTooling the Trades #2 City - Climate - Architecture. Climate and Adaptation with the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin
Lab Talk Series: 1 July 2014. Video Recording

ArchiAid. The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Programme
Exhibition Talk: 25 October 2013. Video Recording

Overflowing Potential: The Urban Water Challenge with AXOR hansgrohe
Metro Lab: 10–15 June 2013. Video Recording

My Home is my Bottle. Die Großfassade aus PET-Flaschen des EcoArk Pavillon in Taipeh with the Taipeh Representation in Germany
Film Screening: 23 November 2011

Water Talks
Symposium: 10 September 2011

Liveable Cities - Architecture Agendas in Singapore and Germany
Exhibition Talk: 28 March 2011

More Than Green! The Added Value of Cradle to Cradle in Architecture and Urban Planning by William McDonough
Lecture: 9 March 2011

Die Dynamik des Wandels. Jacob von Uexküll, Gründer des Alternativen Nobelpreises im Gespräch mit Monika Griefahn, Ministerin a. D.
Dialogue: 3 March 2011

Tsunami Trace File: A Documentary by Mathias Klotz and Carlos Perez
Film Screening: 20 September 2010

Theme Booklet

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