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Global Architecture Exchanges

Join us for the Global Architecture Exchanges, a unique online series of talks brought to you by the RIBA in collaboration with other professional institutes of architects across the world.

25 November 2020

Join us for the Global Architecture Exchanges, a unique online series of talks brought to you by the RIBA in collaboration with other professional institutes of architects across the world*.

Through a series of fast-paced presentations, we are exploring three topics, delivered via four sessions between October and December. Find out how challenges are dealt with in different parts of the world.

The topics explored are:

All events are recorded and recordings will be available at a later date.

*These events are jointly hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architectural Society of China, the Council of Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil, the Japan Institute of Architects, the Korean Institute of Architects, the New Zealand Institute of Architects, and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

View of Garsington Opera Pavilion from across the lake – Wormsley Estate Buckinghamshire UK; Robin Snell and Partners (Photo by Richard Davies)

Topic 1, sessions 1 and 2: Circular architecture (retrofit): how do other countries respond? – 27 and 28 October

How do architects in other parts of the world respond to the challenge of retrofitting? How can you make it work long term and make it fit for purpose, especially during the current efforts to tackle climate change?

See the programme for Topic 1

Did you miss the sessions relating to Topic 1 - Circular architecture (retrofit): how do other countries respond? Register below to watch them back online.

Session 1 - Includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, China, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand

Session 2 - Includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, USA, Brazil

Jeju Samdal Oreum; Photo by YoungSun Koh

Topic 2: The relationships between architecture and culture – perspectives from across the Globe – 17 November

Is the culture of each society identified through its manifestations such as language, art, and architecture or is architecture a product of the culture that it was designed for?

See the programme for Topic 2

Includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Did you miss the session relating to The relationships between Architecture and Culture – perspectives from across the Globe? Register to watch it back online.

Share Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan; Photo by GOI architect & associates

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