Intercult has implemented 3 #NordicTalks events about Climate Change, Sustainability, Art and Culture.
Session 1 – “Climate change on urban waterfronts- SOS for the cities and citizens?“
🗣 Invited Speakers :
- Pedro Ressano Garcia (PT), Coordinator Horison 2020 S.O.S. Climate Waterfront and Professor Laval University Quebec, Canada
- Katarina Larsen (SE), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment
- Ana Neiva (PT) PhD architect, Researcher and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies of the University Lusófona of Porto.
Moderator: Iwona Preis - Director of Intercult
The event was organised by Intercult & Europa Direkt Stockholm
The goal of the event is to disseminate the findings, the conclusions, the warnings we gathered in each visited city involved in the project “SOS Climate Waterfronts”, to people living in those cities, in Europe. We also investigate how we can bridge the distance between research and citizens.
- How can culture be a useful tool to create this bridge by transforming the findings into imaginative explanations?
The project S.O.S. Climate Waterfront has been developed with the aim to improve sustainable research structure that enables new solutions and strategies to be found and might reverse the vulnerability of urban waterfronts. Through an interdisciplinary methodology, the S.O.S Climate Waterfront fills the gap in the understanding of how the different scales of urban and landscape planning, architectural design, culture and technology are linked in water related strategies and how they impact each other. It goes beyond economic features to reflect cultural, political, environmental and social, characteristics that influence the quality of human life in the context of climate transformation.
The key issue of this event is how we can re-think urban waterfronts as laboratories for innovative climate adaptation solutions in different geographical, environmental and cultural contexts, what we can learn from this diversity and how planning for waterfronts goes beyond urban and economic features and reflect upon cultural, political, environmental and social characteristics.
The event was the first part of our Nordic Talks event "The future of our cities - Challenges and solutions in the Nordic region and internationally" funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers & Nordic Council.
The talk was declared as an associated event under the Stockholm +50 international meeting hosted by Sweden and Kenya in Stockholm, Sweden 2-3 June 2022.
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