Who: Charlotte Malterre-Barthes
When: 26 October 2021, 13:30 GMT, 20:30 HKT
Where: Live on Zoom (Zoom ID: 910 2489 7131)
Topic: A Strategic Practice of Urban Design
Faced with climate change, fast-paced urbanization, and environmental degradation everywhere, planning disciplines need to be repositioned to serve and address better these challenges. Inscribing her strategic practice within new and interconnected forms of action in the time of the Capitalocene, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes will discuss her projective research, pedagogy, and design approach of architecture and urban design.
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is Assistant Professor of Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Principal of the urban design agency OMNIBUS, she holds a PhD from ETH Zurich on the political economy of commodities on the built environment. She co-authored among other books Eileen Gray: A House under the Sun (Nobrow), Some Haunted Spaces in Singapore (Edition Patrick Frey), Migrant Marseille and Housing Cairo: The Informal Response (Ruby Press), and recently started the initiative 'A Global Moratorium on New Construction.' She is a founding member of the Parity Group and Parity Front, networks dedicated to improving equity in architecture.