Tuesday, October 26, 2021

A panel discussion by Sharjah Architecture Triennial that focuses on recycling, sustainability, environmental impact on architecture fields

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial—a platform that participates in international conversations about architecture has taken step towards the environment as they present a series of discussions on environmental design and architecture as part of its autumn programme.

The discussion series ‘SAT Talks: Re-materialise’ will conduct various panel discussions and video series on recycled alternatives and the use of unsustainable materials in architecture and construction.

The video series, divided into three parts will dig into the production of three different recycled materials that are available locally to the regional designers, and show interviews with the materials’ creators and visitors to their factories and laboratories.

One of the video series features Ziad Abi Chaker –an environmental engineer who collects materials from his town of Beit Mery and other parts of Lebanon to recycle as building materials.

The second video features Ghassan Afiouni, who is a chemist and founder of Steel Wood and makes boards from recycled wood collected across the UAE.

The third episode throws the spotlight on Nicolas Calvet, co-founder, and chief executive of Seramic Materials Limited — a UAE start-up company that is a pioneer in recycled ceramics.

The panel discussion will take place at Al Qasimiyah School on Saturday, October 9 and will be joined by fashion designer Noorin Khamisani, who is a lecturer at the Dubai Institute for Design and Innovation, and an architect Mirko Daneluzzo, co-founder of design company Nyxo and a lecturer at DIDI.

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial was inaugurated in 2019 and ended in February last year, just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the globe. The team at SAT, therefore, began rethinking its first iteration’s theme of Rights of Future Generations, which approached to address issues of inheritance and responsibility as it links to the continuing climate crisis and architecture.

Cover Image: Sharjah Architecture Triennial | Instagram

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