EAT MORE CARROTS!
Are you interested in urban farming and worried about the future food supply? Then you should definitely listen to this 6min interview with Prof. Dr. Mark Gorgolewski. Mark is not only concerned about how in future we will be able to meet demands in food of a 9Billion population in 2050 but he is also interested in giving somepossible answers in his “Carrot City” initiative.
We are happy that Mark is a supporting member of the FutureCityLab family and is willing to share his knowledge with all of you.
If you liked his short introduction please let us also know what is your vision for a sustainable future vision. Think the un-thinkable. Think 2050.
Interview with Christos Passas.
Christos Passas Architect , London, Great Britain
Christos is an Associate Director at Zaha Hadid Architects. He has worked in the firm as a Senior Designer since February 1998. He was the Project Director and Lead Designer for numerous projects and winning competitions, including most notably the Sterling Prize nominee, the Phaeno Science Centre Wolfsburg, completed in November 2005. The Phaeno was nominated by the Guardian Newspaper as one of the 50 best buildings of the 20th century, together with the Sidney Opera House, the Fallingwater the TWA terminal and others.
about Guests critics from final presentation
Alessandro Melis/Universita di Sassari
about this Talk
Martin Bechthold/GSD Harvard University
Peter Magyar/Kansas State University
Ulf Meyer/Berlin. Kansas State University
Comments and suggestions of critics DIA studio ftr.ct.lb* on final presantation
-How will density increase CO2
-Density can’t be measured like population
-Better to have more info on effect of area
-Talk about how things relate
-Make a functional environment that has a good Quality of Life
-Make everything edible!
-Look at the bigger picture
-Talk back to the architecture
-Think about structure
-Relate issues to your city specifically
-Think of new typologies to deal with climate change
-Talk about density and how to infrastructure relates
-How do we deal with historical buildings and how to transform them to respond to the climate
-Think about different solutions
-A vision should be radical and propose something more than what is existing
-The vision should be something that goes beyond what is done today… make it radical
-Make sure the system is applicable to your city
Interview with Stefan Tischer.
Teacher and landscape architect. Born in Ausburg (German), he graduated from Munich Polytechnic and has studied at Munich, Versailles and Italy. He has taught at the Munich Polytechnic, The W.. art academy in Berlin, and in other Italian faculties as a temporary lecturer. From 2002 to 2006 he was director and associated professor of the Landscape architecture department of the University of Montreal.
He collaborates with CUPEUM, Chaire Unesco of Paysage et Environment for their international activity and research in to suburban landscapes. He has partecipied in the Bolzano Habitat research (2001), he directed the group Napoli Campi Flegrei of the international research Urban Catalyst of the EU. He collaborates with Sardinian region Landscape Observatory and has been president of the jury for Sardinian Landscape Prize (2007).
He has written several articles on contemporary and historical landscape architecture which have been published in the journal GGGGG…, and in the several books. He participated in 1992 in foundation of Topos Journal. Since 2008 he is a member of scientific committee of the “Città con vista” series. From 1995 to 2002 he ha directed the Berlin office of Burger-Tischer and later the Tischer studio in Montreal (2202-2006).
His projects include: the exterior of Dresden University, the garden exhibition park at Potsdam, experimental garden at Metis and Montreal and Padula (for Ortus Artis). Prizes include: Fontana Candida park in Rome (1st prize 2006) , Kaisaniemi in Helsinky (1st 2001) garden city of Hellerau (1st prize 1998), ex female concentration camp in Ravensbruck (1st 1998) Hannover expo (4th 1996) and K… quarter in Berlin (1995).
Dr.Omar Akbar is a German urbanist and architect, and the Executive Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. He was born in Afghanistan and attended primary school in Kabul, and undertook university and graduate training in architecture and urban design at the Technical University in Berlin. His Master’s thesis (1976) concentrated on the process of urbanization in developing countries, using India as an example, and his doctoral thesis (1981) was a comparison of the social behaviour and the construction and spatial organization of mahals, which led to the development of the theory of Islamic living quarters. Professor Akbar worked as an architect in several offices in Germany while at the same time teaching in Berlin. He was the team leader (1981-82) of the development project for Al-Karkh (an area of Baghdad), and a consultant to GTZ (German Agency for Technical Development) from 1987 to 1993 for urban development projects in Banjul (Gambia), Sana’a (Yemen), and Aswan (Egypt). He also served as a UNESCO consultant on Cairo in 1991 and 1992. From 1993 to 1998, he was professor of urban design and the theory of architecture at the Technical University for Applied Sciences in Dessau, before taking up the position of Executive Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in 1998.
At present Urban Curator and Professor for Theory of Architecture and Urban Design at the University for Applied Sciences in Dessau.
2008- Present the University for Applied Sciences Professor for Theory of Architecture and Urban Des Dessau, Germany
2002-2008-IBA 2010 Saxony Anhalt Executive Director Dessau, Germany
1998-2008-Bauhaus Dessau Foundation Executive Director Dessau, Germany
1994-1998-University for Applied Sciences Professor for Theory of Architecture and Urban Des Dessau, Germany
1992-1994-University of Arts Berlin Associate Professor Berlin, Germany
1981-1992-Self-employed Architect and Urbanist Bagdad, Afghanistan
1) What is the greatest challenge your foresee in your city’s future?
2) Do you believe the “Without Oil World” design approach will shape our future cities?
3) As a climate engineer, how do you believe we should work to reduce the UHI effect in an urban scenario for the future? In building design? In urban landscapes?
4) Overall, what do you imagine our cities will be like in 2050?