Professor of the Graduate School, Mary Comerio, is moderating a discussion on hands-on, practical architecture and product designs that have emerged in the wake of natural disasters. The ephemeral designs have proven effective at providing temporary shelter and solutions to disruptions in public services, especially in developing countries. These on-the-ground solutions are helping displaced communities “build back better.” The panel will discuss issues as how are Asia’s cities, especially the poorest communities, rebuilding after being impacted by natural disasters and various devastations, such as in the Phillippines one year after Typhoon Haiyan? With climate change projected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, what are some of the urban design lessons to be learned from around the world and how are they driving a new industry of resilient and replicable DIY architecture and products?
Join ASNC as we bring together experts for a look at some of the most innovative concepts taking place today in resilient architecture and design. The event will also feature selections from a United Nations photo exhibition, Resilience by Design, which showcases some of the best resilient DIY designs from across the world.