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Las Palmas, Credit: Steinberg Hart
Talks and lectures

2021 Global Architecture Exchanges: People, Planet, Profession - Topic 3

The Global Architecture Exchanges are a unique online series of talks hosted in collaboration with other professional, global institutes of architects where we explore how architects are tackling universal challenges. Join us for Topic 3 – Affordable housing - what can architects do to address social inequalities?

Join us for the third topic of the 2021 Global Architecture Exchanges series: Affordable housing - what can architects do to address social inequalities?

How can innovative architectural ideas respond to social inequalities (housing, poverty, health)?

What are the different ways to deliver housing when it is managed and/or delivered at different levels (council/government authorities, private housing, community-let housing etc.)?

Look beyond the profession to supply solutions to the lack of infrastructure in some places.

How to include the management of future crises (be it another pandemic, climate change, or other) in our designs?

Join us and hear perspectives from architects on how affordable housing is delivered in other countries, through the Global Architecture Exchanges Topic 3 – Affordable housing - what can architects do to address social inequalities?

Topic 3 Programme (PDF)

Register for:

Session 1 - 22 September July, 7am BST. This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, China, Japan, Australia

Session 1 - 23 September, 4pm BST. This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, USA, Brazil

The event will be recorded, and the recording will be available at a later date.

2021 Global Architecture Exchanges: People, Planet, Profession

Through a series of fast-paced presentations, we are exploring four topics, delivered via eight sessions between June and November 2021. Find out how challenges are dealt with in different parts of the world.

Upcoming event:

  • Topic 4 – The impacts of COVID-19 on the way we practice architecture – 17 and 18 November 2021

These events are jointly hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects; the American Institute of Architects; the Architectural Society of China; the Australian Institute of Architects; the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects; the Council of Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil; the Japan Institute of Architects; the Korean Institute of Architects; the New Zealand Institute of Architects; and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

Please note, we may share your data with the participating institutes.

Did you miss the previous topics? Here is an opportunity to watch back online

Topic 1 – Climate change/sustainability – How do architects respond to climate emergency?

  • Session 1 (9 June 2021) This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Brazil
  • Session 2 (10 June 2021)This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand

Topic 2 – The Future of cities – Revitalising/ reimagining cities post-Covid

  • Session 1 (27 July 2021) This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Brazil
  • Session 2 (28 July 2021) This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, China, South Korea, New Zealand

Abstract image - Public reconstruction housing in Nakamachi 2-Yabuki, Credit: Satoshi Asakawa