DIGITAL TALK | Urban Disasters and New Utopias (Jan 29)

6 pm on Jan 29, 2021 (Fri) | Online

In partnership with the Academy of Architecture, we present the Homo Urbanus lecture series which will focus on the relationship between humans and urban spaces. The first lecture in the series will be on the subject of Urban Disasters and New Utopias and will be conducted by Thierry Paquot at 6 pm on Jan 29 (Fri).

Paquot analyses the urban situation on a planetary scale and the effect that it has on our environment. He argues for a rupture from the prevalent idea of rampant urbanisation through the multiplication of utopian communities around the world. These bioregional communities rely on local resources, adopt quality vernacular architecture, and cultivate friendship with the living world. For Paquot, our new utopias will be ecological, self-managed, and joyfully frugal!

Speaker will talk in French (with Interpretation in English) | Free and Open to Everyone | Accessible via the Facebook Pages of the Academy of Architecture & Alliance Française de Bombay

About the Speaker

Thierry Paquot is a Philosopher of the Urban, University Professor, Author of around sixty books, and Contributor to numerous journals. His work primarily focuses on Ecological Thought, Planetary Urbanization, and Utopias.

In partnership with the Academy of Architecture