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Talks and lectures

RSAW Ethics seminar

This seminar will explore the daily ethical dilemmas faced by architects, from employment decisions to selecting projects and specifying materials. You will have the opportunity to reflect on these ethical issues, discuss them with fellow professionals and decide how and why to take an ethical stance in today's world.

Ethics 

This seminar will explore the daily ethical dilemmas faced by architects, from employment decisions to selecting projects and specifying materials. You will have the opportunity to reflect on these ethical issues, discuss them with fellow professionals and decide how and why to take an ethical stance in today's world.

The seminar will cover:

  • your people: HR and employment best practice
  • your projects: better projects: better outcomes
  • your clients: how to influence the decision makers
  • your supply chains: people and products
  • social value: defining and improving your impact
  • community work: how to work directly with community groups and consider varied perspectives
  • the UN Sustainable Development Goals: a framework for ethical practice

The speakers will explore the topics above through practical scenario workshops, which will present examples from practice to encourage dialogue and debate. Some of the tools and materials available to support ethics, ethical decision-making, and ethical practice will be explored and you will be guided through the significant evidence base around why it’s important for you and your practice to engage with these issues today. The speakers will challenge and discuss the evidence and data, which currently supports a strong business case in favour of ethical and sustainable practice.

This session is for architects working in small, medium, and large practices; those working both nationally and internationally. It will explore a broad evidence base and scalable steps towards ethical practice.

Speakers:

  • Carys Rowlands, RIBA
  • Alasdair Ben Dixon, Collective Works

Core Curriculum topics:

  • architecture for social purpose
  • health, safety and well being
  • business, clients and services

To book a place, please contact RSAW on 02920 228 987 or by emailing RSAW@riba.org.

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