Skip to content
Loading Events

SSU #1. emergency stop: a call for radical inaction

Lecture #1 | Barnabas CALDER | emergency stop: a call for radical inaction

in EN

Barnabas Calder will argue that the built environment is the trace left behind by changing human energy systems. Once we have built it, it in turn locks us into patterns of energy use that are driving the climate emergency.  

Calder’s presentation will explore architectural history across humanity’s great energy shifts, going back 14,000 years to homes built by ancient hunter-gatherer people, on through the great monuments of the world’s agrarian empires, and through to fossil-fueled modernity, consumerism, and potential climate catastrophe.  

Tracing the past three centuries of construction in the industrialising world is a dizzying experience of soaring fossil fuel dependency and ever more extravagant energy consumption for making and running buildings and cities. Looking back further, or to the less industrialised world, provides inspiration and reassurance: we have lived at zero carbon in the past, and we can do it again.  

Live stream: https://www.twitch.tv/stadssalonsurbains

Speaker(s)

Barnabas CALDER University of Liverpool

Schedule

17:30 > 19:30

Place

RESET

No Reservation needed

UPCOMING EVENTS OF THE CYCLE

01 03
  • STADSSALONSURBAINS 23/24
  • StadsSalonsUrbains 23/24

SSU #3. From circularity to linearity

17:30 > 19:30
Beursschouwburg
More
15 03
  • Cycles 2023 Autumn
  • STADSSALONSURBAINS 23/24

SSU #4. Building Chicago (EN)

17:30 > 19:30
Beursschouwburg
More
29 03
  • Cycles 2024 Spring
  • StadsSalonsUrbains 23/24

SSU #5. Egyptian modern, from within (EN)

17:30 > 19:30
RESET
More
24 05
  • Cycles 2024
  • Cycles 2024 Spring

SSU #6. Mass Housing (EN)

17:30 > 19:30
Beursschouwburg
More