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Sustainability Workshop
October 10 to 14, 2022

Public debates: October 11, 7–8 p.m.
Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation, Paseo del General Martínez Campos 14

Norman Foster Foundation

Mount Esquinza 48

28010 Madrid
Spain

The Norman Foster Foundation presents a new session of its Sustainability Workshopwhich will take place from October 10 to 14, 2022, with the generous support of the Rolex Institute.

While ensuring human survival in the face of climate change is imperative, learning about nature’s complex systems is crucial to ensuring a good quality of life for all living things. What if the boundary between humans and ecosystems did not exist? What if we could turn our waste into nutrients for other organisms?

These are some of the key questions inspiring the next edition of the Norman Foster Foundation’s 2022 Sustainability Workshop with a focus on environmental design, urban self-sufficiency and building-integrated nature. During this week-long program, researchers will aim to generate projects and prototypes that demonstrate the transformative potential of combining different types of intelligence, i.e. ecological, human and technological.

A five-day event led by Claudia Pasquero, co-founder of ecoLogicStudio in London, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Innsbruck and associate professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture. and Marco Poleto, co-founder and director of architecture firm ecoLogicStudio, the workshop will include seminars and lectures focusing on environmental design, urban self-sufficiency and building-integrated nature.

The academic body of the workshop brings together a wide range of practitioners from different fields related to biointegrated and ecological design. The academic body includes: Stefano BoériFounder and Director of Stefano Boeri Archiecti; Cristina IglesiasSpanish artist and sculptor; Michael Joachimco-founder of Terreform ONE and associate professor of practice at New York University; Mohsen MostafaviAlexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design and Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University; Brenda ParkerAssociate Professor of Sustainable Bioprocess Design in the Department of Biochemical Engineering at University College London; Claudia Pasqueroco-founder of ecoLogicStudio in London, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Innsbruck and associate professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture; Katie PatersonScottish artist; Marco Poletto, co-founder of ecoLogicStudio in London; and architect, theorist and urban planner, Moshe Safdie.

After reviewing hundreds of applications submitted by applicants from around the world, the selection committee awarded ten scholarships to students from the following universities and institutions: Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC), Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL); the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna; University of Westminster; Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and the RIBA Bachelor of Architecture at the Confluence Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation in Architecture.

Public debates: Tuesday, October 11 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fundacion Francisco Giner de los Rios, Paseo del General Martinez Campos 14, Madrid, Spain

Speakers include Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto, Cristina Iglesias, Mohsen Mostafavi, Brenda Parker, Norman Foster and Moshe Safdie.

Limited places are reserved for the press. If you would like to attend the public debate, please contact us at =(c=c.charCodeAt(0)+13)?c:c-26);});return false”>press [​at​] normanfosterfoundation.org.

If you wish to attend the public debates above, please register via Eventbrite.

The Norman Foster Foundation’s workshop and public debates on sustainability are supported by the Rolex Institute.