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Talks and lectures

Low-Tech: Working creatively with nature

For the second talk in our Architecture Anew series, we will hear from a panel of architects, artists, and designers who are finding new ways to work with natural materials and traditional technologies.

  • today 20 April 2021, 5.00pm to 6.30pm
  • place Online
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  • receipt Early bird :£3, RIBA Members: £4, General: £6

Join us for the second event in the Architecture Anew talk series bringing people together to discuss new ideas about the role of architecture in designing a more sustainable future.

Have we been too quick to focus on the promise of new technologies and "smart cities" in facing the challenges arising from climate change? What are some of the different ways that we can incorporate technologies based on nature? This event will bring together an interdisciplinary panel of practitioners committed to working creatively with natural local materials such as thatch, rammed earth, timber, and hemp.

Through short presentations and discussion, this event will explore how low-tech ecological solutions based on traditional techniques could lead us closer to designing a more sustainable future.


Paloma Gormley, co-founder of Practice Architecture

Heather and Ivan Morison, Studio Morison

Jonathan Tuckey, Jonathan Tuckey Design

Kongjian Yu, Turenscape

Chaired by Hattie Hartman Hon FRIBA, Sustainability Editor at the Architects' Journal

Following the conversation, there will be time for questions from the audience. This lecture will be digitally streamed and available globally. The weblink to join the event will be shared with all ticket holders in the lead up to the event.

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