Book Event

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Designing Against Disaster

With Samaneh Monafi & 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.

Green architecture has long been in the minds of our designers and architects, but the current climate crisis requires a dramatic rethinking of how we build. Join Samaneh Moafi of 2018 Turner Prize-nominated Forensic Architecture and Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, RA Curator, as they discuss how design relates to environmental change and human agency. This event is curated by Contraand 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.

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(Above) Unknown Fields, The Breast Milk of the Volcano, 2016-2018

Glass, lithium brine, graphite, aluminium, 17.5 X 17.5 x 55 cm; video, sound, colour; 10 minutes

Fabricated with assistance from Eduardo Andreu Gonzalez and Aimer Ltd.; Battery science consultant: Donal Finegan; film developed in collaboration with LUCA Films

Courtesy of the artists.

Click here to find out more about the RA's Eco-Visionaries exhibition.