Friday, 5 November 2021
We are excited to announce two upcoming AASA webinars on Climate Action and Architecture Education.
Buildings are responsible for around 40% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and fervent actions are underway across our industry to attempt to reduce this. In architecture schools conversations are ongoing, courses are being reimagined and curricula reconsidered as we grapple with how best we should respond to the climate crisis. In some places, this action is advanced, while in others it might be barely beginning. Regardless, what is clear is a student beginning their architecture education in 2021 will graduate towards the end of this decade when the pressures of climate change will have radically shifted the practice of architecture. Architecture education then has a responsibility to ensure these students can confidently and positively adapt, in order to contribute constructively to this rapidly changing discipline and an uncertain future.
These two webinars examine climate literacy and action in architecture education. Current trends, challenges, opportunities and best practices are presented, as we seek to collectively respond to the climate and biodiversity crisis.
The first webinar (November 12) invites three global speakers, educators and activists to talk about how architecture education is changing around the world in response to the climate crisis. The second webinar (November 26) will present the results of a recent AASA survey, led by academics at QUT, Bond University, Monash University, The University of Sydney and UNSW, on student and staff attitudes towards the climate crisis, and how sustainability is currently being taught in Architecture programs across Australia and New Zealand.
Webinar series free to the public. limited seats available, please register through the
Webinar 1 (November 12, 2021)
Webinar 2 (November 26, 2021)
This webinar series is curated by the Climate Action in Architectural Education Committee, the Australian Institute of Architects and hosted by the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia.