xLAB ArcDR3 Forum Vol.1: New Agendas for Regenerative Urbanism
June 26, 2020, 4:00 PM
ArcDR³ (Architecture and Urban Design for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience) is a global initiative established by xLAB at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, in partnership with IRIDeS at Tohoku University in Japan, and Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan, as a part of the APRU Multi-Hazards Program. 11 major universities from regions with recurring risks of natural disasters have also been invited to participate by engaging in a collaborative research studio that pursues new strategies for risk-resilient environments across the Pacific Rim. By establishing an international platform for the production and exchange of knowledge on environmental design that reduces the risk of recurring disasters and enhances resilience, ArcDR³ aims to create a more effective integration of theory / research and practice / design.
ArcDR³ Forum Vol.1: New Agendas for Regenerative Urbanism
"ArcDR³ Forum Vol.1: New Agendas for Regenerative Urbanism" will be held on Friday, June 26, and is the first event in the series of research, symposia, and exhibitions planned by the ArcDR³ initiative. The event will be livestreamed via UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's YouTube page starting at 4 PM PST / 8 AM JST.
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Under the umbrella of the "Grand Syllabus," the 11 participating universities will present their syllabi for their context-specific design studios in the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. Discussions will be divided into three panels: #1: Earth, Wind and Fire, #2: Water, and #3: Multi-hazard.
The event will be organized around two key objectives:
- To address the projected theme of "Regenerative Urbanism" and its implications for the design studios at each of the participating universities.
- To recognize the changes in learning environments and teaching processes that have been redefined by the global crisis, and explore opportunities for participants to expand their research skills by collaborating on a global scale through the ArcDR3 network.
Participating Universities include UC Berkeley (USA), University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), University of Melbourne (Australia), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile), University of Tokyo (Japan), Tohoku University (Japan), Tsinghua University (China), The University of Washington (USA) and UCLA (USA).
Culminating studio projects will be discussed in upcoming conferences, displayed in exhibitions, and compiled into a publication for public distribution.
Learn More at xlab.aud.ucla.edu