This talk addresses how to pave the way toward a more equitable built environment by delving into the theme of exclusion and inclusion as it relates to architecture.
The talk examines how the built environment establishes distinctions between inclusion and exclusion and discusses, from this perspective, the norms and ideas inherent in existing architectural practices. Spatial and temporal distinctions, as well as asymmetrical roles given to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and taste elements, are significant as they give rise to hierarchical relations between individuals, forms of life, forms of experience, and knowledge.
The talk concludes with a debate on implementing the principle of “Dignity and agency for all people is fundamental in architecture; there is no beauty in exclusion.” This is the first of the ten principles in the Copenhagen Lessons, presented at the closing of the UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 “Sustainable Futures – Leave no one behind.”
Be prepared to expand your horizons and explore how to actively participate in the transformative changes needed to pave the way for an architecture that leaves no one behind.
Natalie Mossin, Architect and President of Congress at UIA World Congress of Architects
Christiane Mossin, Ph.D., Copenhagen Business School
This talk is part of our Science Talks Series 2023, which explores the path to a future where no one and nothing is left behind. The series is a cooperation between BLOXHUB and The UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023. Each Science Talk presents a current research topic that contributes to the many discussions among decision-makers, practitioners, and researchers.
Where: BLOXHUB Arena or/ Online Participation
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