05 Nov Live Web Talk: Climate as a Design Challenge
Live Web Talk: Climate as a Design Challenge
Campus OWL New York office is teaming up with the DWIH New York to feature Prof. Kathrin Volk from the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture at OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts as well as Prof. Kaja Kühl from Columbia University’s GSAPP Program.
There is no doubt about climate change and the negative effects on the urban habitat. It’s not an abstract concept or notion anymore, but a perceivable reality that has a huge impact on the way urban designers and landscape architects and architects have to design future cities. Hotter temperatures, heavy rain events, rising sea levels can be seen as a threat but also as a design challenge. How do universities contribute to this challenge in their urban design studios? How do students contribute to the complexity of climate change and climate adaptivity? What are their game-changing ideas and design solutions for cities to tackle climate issues? How do young professionals integrate nature-based solutions for climate resilience? And how will the design process in urban planning change facing the current challenges? We want to discuss how climate change influences the mindset of architecture and urban design students and their understanding of climate change as a design challenge.
Prof. Kathrin Volk
Professor of Landscape Architecture and Design
Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture
OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Prof. Kaja Kühl
Adjunct Associate Professor
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
B.Eng. OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts
M.Sc. TH Köln/University of Applied Sciences
B.Arch. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
M.Sc. Columbia University GSAPP
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