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15:00 - 17:00
Auditorium 2
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 Copenhagen K

This autumn KADK is inviting students, staff, collaborators and the public to participate in a series of talks on Technology in Architecture and Design. The talks will bring together different standpoints and take acute question up for discussion. 

The talks will be hosted and moderated by key profiles from the school of design and the school of architecture - each with a specific perspective on the theme. The moderators have each invited a number of speakers - from researchers to business and organizations - to presents their ideas and debate with the audience.

The second talk is moderated by Natalie Mossin, Head of Institute of Architecture and Technology.

The panel consists of:

  • Jørgen Rosted, Consultant and writer. Cand.polit., Economics, Member of Danish Design Council and columnist, speaker and debater about e.g. green transition, innovation, entrepreneurship and finance. 
  • Phil Ayres, Associate Professor CITA Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, KADK
  • Liselott Stenfeldt, Head of Interactive Spaces Urban Studio - Architect MAA / Interactive Spaces Lab, The Alexandra Institute

The talks are open for all and will be in English.   

Jørgen Rosted, Liselott Stenfeldt & Phil Ayres

The end of current practice
Can technology save the building industry? 

Current practice in the building industry is not sustainable. The industry produces huge amounts of waste, is a mayor consumer of energy and leaves a heavy CO2 impact. 

The UN 17 Sustainable Developments Goals encapsulate what we must achieve, and the challenges are daunting. Architecture and design are fields of invention and entrepreneurship, and with the digitalization of design and manufacture a whole new set of opportunities are opening up. 

But will new technology propel the industry forward towards more sustainable practices? Can technology save the building industry? At the talk we will discuss what role advanced technologies can play in raising the level of innovation in the building and design industries - towards a sustainable future.