Designing Against Disaster
With Samaneh Moafi & Gonzalo Herrero Delicado
In partnership with It's Freezing in LA!
Saturday 5th October 2019, 1-2pm
William Morris Tent
Ahead of the upcoming exhibition ‘Eco-Visionaries’ at the Royal Academy, discover how architecture and design can address environmental disaster and ecological change.
We live in uncertain times. We are talking about the environment and climate change now more than ever before. Unprecedented coverage in newspapers, on social media and in prime-time documentaries is raising awareness of climate change, food consumption, resource depletion and species extinction. However, we don’t know yet the full political, economical and social complexity underlying this global issue or the crisis that it might trigger.
Ahead of the upcoming exhibition Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), Samaneh Moafi of 2018 Turner Prize-nominated Forensic Architecture, and Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, RA Curator, discuss how contemporary art, architecture and design practices are addressing the current ecological breakdown. A conversation examining how creative practitioners are working towards raising awareness about the drastic human impact on the environment and exploring alternative visions to create a more empathic relationship between humans and nature.
BookFest is proud to partner with independent journals and this event is curated by Contra, an annual publication about the relationship between visual culture and conflict,and It's Freezing in LA!as part of their ongoing collaboration exploring the intersections between conflict and the environment. Click here for It's Freezing in LA!'s instagram. Click here for Contra's instagram.
(Above) Unknown Fields, The Breast Milk of the Volcano, 2016-2018
Video, sound, colour; 10 minutes
Film developed in collaboration with LUCA Films
Courtesy of the artists.