On Thursday the 8th of March 2018, Dominic Papa and Emily Penn will visit the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, to host a double lecture in EW 1.11, between 5 pm and 6.30 pm, organised by the Cluster for Sustainable Cities.
The Cluster for Sustainable Cities, is an interdisciplinary research group, consisting of over 35 key researchers from various faculties. The University of Portsmouth initiative aims to promote sustainable urban living and create a carbon-neutral society.
Towards a new Sociopolis – 5.00 pm
Dominic Papa, architect and founder of s333.
Our cities have become more heterogeneous. We all have a different understanding of, and aspirations for, the relationship between living, working, playing, learning, health and relaxation. We also know that there are emerging patterns of higher-density housing, new knowledge-economy businesses and networks, and increasing emphasis upon mobility. This potentially demonstrates a spirit of collective life, service, and collaboration. And yet our cities are seemingly ill-equipped to accommodate this.
If architecture can help define a coherent approach to the transformation of our cities, then new typologies need to support this: the urban designing of architecture!
Plastic Ocean – 5.45 pm
Emily Penn, sailor and environmentalist.
Plastic Ocean explores the roles we can take to combat plastic pollution, as well as equip you with effective tools, that you can use to take action.
Emily Penn is an architecture graduate from the University of Cambridge and an ocean advocate, skipper, inspiring public speaker and advisor on issues relating to our oceans, shifting mindsets and future society. After graduating, Emily’s career took a change of course when she rounded the globe on the record-breaking bio-fuelled boat, Earthrace. What she encountered on this trip changed everything. Emily has since been driving change, organising the world record community-led waste clean-up scheme in the South Pacific, and trawling for microplastics through the Arctic Northwest Passage.
Both lectures are free and open to University staff, students, and members of the public.
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