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International Dialogues : Architecture and Climate Change

29 Jan 2010

RIBA Trust presents new series of Architecture and Climate Change talks for March 2010

International Dialogues: Architecture and Climate Change

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are pleased to present another season of International Dialogues: Architecture and Climate Change talks, sponsored by Gleeds. This season begins with a talk on vernacular architecture by Professor Paul Oliver and is followed by a private view of the Djenne exhibition at the RIBA, exploring the community and architectural traditions of the Djenne mud-builders. Francis Kéré joins us to talk about designing buildings to suit climatic needs, including for his home country of Burkina Faso and C. Anjalendran will be discussing his visionary projects in Sri Lanka, such as the SOS Children’s Village orphanages made from cheap, locally sourced material. Finally, Professor John Schellnhuber and Dr Rajendra Pachauri (availability dependent) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will discuss the future international agenda for climate change.

RIBA Trust Lecture Series Tickets are £12/10 and can be booked via the RIBA website www.architecture.com/programmes or by calling 020 7307 3699.

RIBA Trust Spring Lecture Series Details

Down to Earth
Paul Oliver
2 Mar, 18.30, Jarvis Hall, RIBA
Vernacular Architecture Africa
Join Paul Oliver, acclaimed academic and Emeritus Professor at the International Vernacular Architecture Unit, Oxford Brookes University, for a stimulating talk about the future of vernacular building traditions and their role in creating sustainable, culturally vibrant, people-orientated places to live. Oliver is one of the world’s foremost authorities on vernacular architecture whose publications include the Atlas of Vernacular Architecture of the World. In partnership with the School of Oriental and African Studies. Part of the Art of Mud Building: Heritage and Sustainability series, see page 8 for details. Talk followed by drinks reception and private view of Djenné exhibition, accompanied by a kora player.

Step by Step: Sustainable Buildings for Africa
Francis Kéré
16 Mar, 18.30, Jarvis Hall, RIBA
Burkina Faso school
Francis Kéré is an architect from Burkina Faso who designs sustainable architecture for the benefit of the people of his home continent. He talks about his deep commitment to furthering the use and development of traditional building among local communities. His projects are designed to combine climatic comfort with low-cost construction, making the most of local materials and the potential of the local community, whilst adapting technology from the industrialized world in a simple and innovative way. Francis Kéré won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004 for the primary school in his home village of Gando, Burkina Faso. Francis Kéré also works as a lecturer at the Technische Universitat, Berlin. www.kere-architecture.com

Much More From a Lot Less
The Architecture of C. Anjalendran
23 Mar, 18.30, Jarvis Hall, RIBA
Sri Lanka architecture
The eminent Sri Lankan architect C. Anjalendran presents his work which is imbued with a simple directness acknowledging the rich vernacular traditions of his homeland. His visionary projects include the SOS Children’s Village orphanages that are created from cheap locally sourced materials, consume minimal energy, while at the same time fusing together the various traditions of a tragically divided country. Introduced by David Robson, author of Anjalendran – Architect of Sri Lanka.
With support from the Friends of Sri Lanka.

Post Copenhagen: A New Agenda
Professor John Schellnhuber
Dr. R.K Pachauri (availability dependent)
30 Mar, 18.30, Jarvis Hall, RIBA

Join Professor John Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change, Germany, Member of the IPCC and former Chief Government Advisor on Climate & Related Issues for the German G8-EU presidency in 2007 and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute, India and They discuss climate change, sustainable solutions and the future international agenda.
Chaired by Sunand Prasad, Immediate Past-President, RIBA

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RIBA Trust Spring Lecture Series – Further Information

Tickets cost £12 (£10 RIBA members, students, concessions). To book, download a ticket booking form from www.architecture.com/programmes or leave a message on the RIBA Trust booking line 020 7307 3699. Tickets can also be purchased from the RIBA Bookshop, 66 Portland Place.

The RIBA Trust talks take place at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD. Nearest tubes are Oxford Circus, Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street. The RIBA Trust exhibition spaces are open Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturdays 10am – 5pm Tel: 020 7580 5533

‘International Dialogues: Architecture and Climate Change’ was curated by Tamara Horbacka, RIBA Trust.

The RIBA Trust manages the cultural assets of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), including the internationally recognised collections of the British Architectural Library. It is the UK’s national architecture centre, delivering the RIBA Awards and RIBA Stirling Prize (broadcast live on Channel 4); the Royal Gold Medal; International and Honorary Fellowships; a full programme of lectures, exhibitions, tours and other events; and an education programme.

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