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Atmosphere 11 ADAPTATION

 

‘Atmosphere’ is an annual, interdisciplinary design symposium advancing academic enrichment and inter-disciplinary research by creating an opportunity for students, instructors, and friends of the faculty to interact with distinguished keynote speakers, scholars and designers from around the world. The three-day event includes invited lecturers, peer-reviewed presentations, exhibitions, student installations, receptions, and numerous casual opportunities for serious exchange.

Atmosphere is the consequence of the projects we make as designers of landscapes, cities, buildings, and interiors. Atmosphere is hard to grasp, and even harder to talk about – yet the production of atmosphere, intended or not, is one of our most apparent contributions to the world. Though palpable, atmosphere resists registration. So fragile and dependent on the world around, atmosphere is also susceptible to our perception. It is not something that can be read or interpreted. It is.

 

‘Atmosphere’ 11 will explore ADAPTATION. This theme intends to attract researchers from diverse disciplines into an open but topically oriented exchange. ADAPTATION is a mutation, a change that aids organisms to thrive in their environments. ADAPTATION implicates designers as organisms with the particular places, materials, contingencies and intentions that enable survival or better living in an increasingly unpredictable environment. In other words, this symposium will examine not merely what and how we adapt, but the sites and situations of adaptation. The aim is to critically and creatively explore how contextual, cultural and environmental circumstances of our world serve as meaningful catalysts for design, building, teaching and research within a discussion of atmosphere and adaptation. This theme encompasses multifaceted, dynamic scales and terrains including the complexities of our social fabrics, intricacies of environmental function, potentials of adaptation as process, as fitness, the materials and patina of our everyday adaptations, and the stories and arguments that share understandings of our designed world. Do we engage in pre-ADAPTATION? Do we register atmosphere through adaptation?

The Faculty of Architecture has hosted an ‘Atmosphere’ symposium each year for the last ten years. ‘Atmosphere’ invites exploration of the less physical conditions of design: the temporary, experiential, situational, phenomenal and epiphenomenal states of our shared world. Difficult to pin-down, capture and express, ‘atmosphere’ is enveloping yet recessive. It is what we as designers, planners and interpreters of the built and natural world strive to generate, understand, and meaningfully engage.

VISIT: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/atmosphere/2019/

 

World first, National Sustainable Development Goals Plan for Australia

 
Was it only the East or the Scottish with a great history of invention?
Turns out, there’s also quite a few DownUnder. Aussie’s invented the Box Kite, the Winged Keel, the recent Ocean pollution collector and even CleanUp the World days that all share a common thread.
Creative Aussie’s showing the world how things can be done better and often with many benefits for people right around the Planet. Well, you may now consider whether we should be able to add another name to this impressive list with the “Young Australians’ Plan for the Planet”.
It has already grown into several incarnations and the first pilot by over 240 students from High Schools from right across Australia, has just released their Plan, a big Plan, covering ALL 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
All beautifully considered and prioritised, this plan was presented in its Sample form to Federal Ministers at Australia’s Parliament House on 11th August, 2017 as the first part of the launch for National Science Week.
The Plan has a considered history of development including great institutions like Questacon and Australian National University (ANU) plus a host of other key stakeholders that have given this project the opportunity for the students to give it real Life. But not wanting to overemphasise the value of this Plan or the concept of where this could grow, we should seek your input, appraisal and review, so…
This is your Invitation to be a judge to review the groundbreaking work of the Young Australians’ Plan for the Planet Program, with their World first, National Sustainable Development Goals Plan for Australia.
Your assessment of the plan https://www.dropbox.com/s/qisienhwpdzhx0k/YAPP_NatSDGp23feb18©final1.0.pdf?dl=0 is pivotal to increase awareness that innovative global solutions are growing and are worthy of your good support.
Your thoughts and comments on possible corporate or other supporters will be as valued, as your awareness and encouragement for the process to grow and expand. Indeed, after exceeding all expectations in the Australian pilot program year, this week sees the launch of the International Pilot in Mauritius as the Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet Program.
Your review, discussion and support is likely to take this Aussie initiative much further and you’re welcome to include initial implementation ideas for the plan, through your network and in your locale.

Looking forward to your response and your support is also very welcome here https://chuffed.org/project/help-young-persons-plan-for-the-planet-go-global

 

Yes, this article is released on CleanUp Australia Day on 4th March, 2018 and though the above program has No direct connection with this group, the synergy of the ideas are very much part of the global growth towards sustainability around the Planet. https://www.planfortheplanet.org.au/
For a short link to the Plan:  https://ow.ly/eWUl30izs6l  Please be inspired by and share this good news.

Kind Regards,

Greg Campbell DesignOz  (LinkedIn)
SRD Convenor  2005-18 / founder SRD Change National / The OnePlanet Partnership co-founder

Help Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet go global
through Society for Responsible Design Inc. Sustain Fund
https://chuffed.org/project/help-young-persons-plan-for-the-planet-go-global
Getting this link out to your networks will be great.
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NETWORKS:

Society for Responsible Design Inc. (SRD) new web https://srd.org.au

SRD Change facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/SRD.Change
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChangeDesign
SRD Change National : Graduate Sustainable Design Exhibition series  http://www.srdchange.org.au
Eco Design Foundation (EDF) legacy site. Early sustainability info to 2004 http://www.changedesign.org
confirming the huge value of responsible design towards creating our sustainable future
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It would be greatly appreciated if everyone actioned this link, it’s free.
SRD has claimed the colour we want to protect on the Great Barrier Reef https://citizensgbr.org/colour/3cTd
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Beyond Change with Design

Beyond Change:
Questioning the role of design in times of global transformations
Swiss Design Network Summit
March 8–10, 2018
FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel

With keynotes by Benjamin Bratton, Cheryl Buckley, Beatriz Colomina, Kenny Cupers, Kjetil Fallan und Ramia Mazé and Mia Charlene White, among many other speakers, and debating platforms by Decolonising Design Group, Depatriarchise Design, and Precarity Pilot.

Current discourse in design research, art, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, and the social sciences is dominated by the much-debated concept of the “Anthropocene,” which claims that we are entering a new geological age determined primarily by the effects of human activity on the planet. It has been used to increase awareness of the negative influence of our actions on climate and the environment, and thus on the terms and conditions of our long-term survival. Against the backdrop of ongoing catastrophe and normalised crisis, the image of designers as problem-solvers and shapers of material-visual culture is constantly evoked. Designers are expected to come to the rescue and to draft speculative scenarios, construct artificial worlds, and develop smart solutions. In short: design is wielded as a catalyst for global change.

But isn’t this image of the designer as an omnipotent problem-solver itself problematic?

What if design is not the solution, but very much complicit in the problems it wants to solve?

At this point, we feel compelled to ask: How can design truly contribute to a more just society and sustainable forms of living without compromising bottom-up initiatives and marginalising the voices of those who are most directly affected?

Design cannot change anything before it changes itself. The conference “Beyond Change: Questioning the role of design in times of global transformation” is a critical response to the tendency of seeing global crisis first and foremost as a worldwide design competition.

How can we reimagine design as an unbounded, queer, and unfinished practice that approaches the world from within instead of claiming an elevated position?

How, for once, can we see design as a situated practice instead of turning it into the Global North’s escape and problem-solving strategy?

How can we think about one world without falling into planetary-scale thinking and the idea that resilience is our only hope?

Full Program: http://www.beyondchange.ch

Follow speakers at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bratton/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramiamaze/

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