6 pm-8 pm
30min - introductions, panelists present their works and perspectives
60min - discussion and conversation
15min - Q & A or speculating together (instead of asking a question, suggest a "what-if" based on the discussion)
15min - Q & A overflow
- coming soon
What does solidarity mean when it goes beyond human-centricity - can we be in solidarity with the environments we inhabit at the scale of this planet? As we turn to the scale of the planet and the environment, how does this inform us to be in solidarity with our fellow humans?
How can we honor traditional knowledge (ancestors of diaspora and Indigenous peoples) through the ways we shape our built environments?
Many cities and countries are experimenting with systems that see housing, urban planning, and infrastructure differently, but in North America, it's been difficult to see experiments come to life. What are the common myths to address here?
What are some common visions of the "future of cities" that you agree or don't agree with? what alternatives can we (or architects/urban designers) practice toward? Whose voices are we not listening to (yet) and should be?
Arguments to not opt for alternatives are always for "economic reasons" like creating jobs or participating in international trades and exporting resources. We must address the business aspect of this topic, what are your takes on this?
Where we live often reflects our values, can you give us some examples of architecture that embodies this? what are some ways Canadian cities can learn from?