The H2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network HERILAND cordially invites you to the webinar Lawrence Barth on May 10, 2023, at 13:00 CET
Lawrence Barth is Co-Director of the Housing and Urbanism Programme at the Postgraduate School of the Architectural Association. Mr Barth works independently as a consultant urbanist for cities, design practices and research institutes. He has collaborated for over two decades with diverse architects and landscape architects on urban development projects in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia and has contributed to both civic and government-led advisory panels on the role of design in promoting successful urban development. See the poster here.
Cities have always been known both for their dynamism and their persistence as collective artefacts. But even if this striking quality of accommodation impresses itself upon our historical reflections, in each moment, it is the city’s capacity for resilience that is challenged, and new tools and perspectives arise. Today, an ethos of adaptive reuse has widened the range of projects which base themselves on retention and redesign of the existing, but the driving force behind the most successful of these remains the call for urban integration and intensification rather than the historical meaning of the retained elements. Urban identity is always found in the cultural present.
When: 10 May, 13:00-14:45 Central European Time.