DEBATES (PUBLIC SESSIONS)DESIGNING THE FUTURE
08.12.2016 at 19:00
We can see that it is time for a radical energy transition, by simply looking at the climate objectives. Putting these ambitious objectives into practice, is not easy. Yet many steps have recently been taken, thanks to design research. These steps range from studies on dealing with deep geothermal energy, the installation of wind turbines in the North Sea, to testing the principles of bio-based economy. Central to this quest is how this energy transition can be engaged to thoroughly rethink the design of our environment and the associated landscape. How can alternative forms of energy production be integrated in the fragmented landscape that characterizes our region and where space is so scarce? How can we think beyond an individual, separate and sectoral approach? How can the energy problem be linked to societal challenges? What other types of land use are conceivable? What alternative energy coalitions are possible and feasible? These are just some of the many questions that we wish to reflect on through the pooling and sharing of newly acquired knowledge. We do this together with various parties, corporations, conservation organizations, research institutions and government agencies, with the goal of reaching concrete proposals and actions.
Lecture by Dirk Sijmons (H+N+S / IABR-curator 2014)Debate with Leo Van Broeck (Vlaams Bouwmeester), Peter Vanden Abeele (MAAT ontwerpers) and Dirk Vansintjan (Ecopower / Rescoop).Public debate moderated by Joachim Declerck (AWB).
Atelier BWMSTRRavensteingallery 54-59Brussels