3 Events to Celebrate Architecture During October

3 Events to Celebrate Architecture During October

The World Architecture Day is traditionally celebrated on the first Monday in October. However, there are several fascinating events throughout the whole month. Here are three key ones that will definitely draw your attention:

Copenhagen Architecture Festival 

This festival is the largest annual architecture festival in Scandinavia, and it was first held in 2014, which aims to rethink architecture’s presentation by engaging the public in a conversation about the role that the discipline has on our everyday lives. This year, the festival’s theme will be “Landscapes of Care”, focusing on the relation that exists between health and the buildings around us. This gives architects an opportunity to reflect on inequality, infrastructure and the effects of urbanization on global health. The events will address socio political issues related to identity, togetherness and urban change. It will take place in Copenhagen and Aarhus, 7- 17 October 2021.

11th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona

The Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture is being held from September 27 to October 2. This edition is titled «Climate change, again: City and Nature», and it focuses on the mitigation of climate change and the role that landscape can play in this process. This event’s topic is closely intertwined with the Copenhagen Architecture Festival and the efforts made by the International Union of Architects for the global events around the World Architecture Day. All of the events around this Biennial, except for the opening and closing ceremonies, will be held online.

You can know more details about the events here: https://landscape.coac.net/

International Union of Architects Webinar

If you’re neither in Barcelona nor Copenhagen, don’t worry: the UIA will host a global webinar on Monday 4 October at 12:00 GMT. The panel will include experts from around the world and presentations from Maria Neira (Spain), Director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health of the World Health Organisation; Tommy Valdez (Philippines), Member of the Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Housing (EAROPH) and President of the Society of Filipino Foresters Inc. (SFFI); Architect Richard Nii Dadey (Ghana), and Ray Pentecost (USA), Director of UIA Public Health Group. The discussions will be centered on the three topics for this World Architecture Day: housing, public space and climate change.

You can register here: https://bit.ly/WAD-2021

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