Planet B Lecture Series

As part of its program for this fall, Planet B (module for sustainability and civilizational issues) will host a series of online public lectures. Invited international architects, arists and theorists will share their insights into some of the issues related the theme of the semester - water systems and their possible futures. All lectures will be held in English and online.

Planet B Lecture Series

We are looking forward to welcoming the following guests:

  • October 9, 2023 at 6.30pm CET - Andreia Garcia (Architectural Affairs, PT) + Space Transcribers (PT) – curator and contributing architects will talk about the project Fertile Futures developed for the Portuguese pavilion at the current Biennale di Venezia that focuses on selected water ecosystems in Portugal
  • October 23, 2023 at 6.30pm CET - Frédéric Rossano (ENSAS / Strasbourg School of Architecture, FR) – author of the publication Floodscapes: Contemporary Landscape Strategies in Times of Climate Change will focus on the ambiguous relationship between humans, landscapes and floods, oscillating between conflict and symbiosis
  • November 6, 2023 at 6.30pm CET - Alina Nazmeeva (MIT / University of Michigan, RU / US) – designer and artist Alina Nazmeeva will present her work exploring the complex relationships between natural processes, physical environments and their digital representations
  • November 27, 2023 at 4.30pm CET - Susan Reid (University of Sydney / Ocean Justice, AU) – cultural theorist Susan Reid will speak about "ocean justice" and multispecies interdependencies in the context of marine ecosystems

Besides the aformentioned talks, the public is warmly welcome to the Aquatic Concerns online symposium, taking place on November 9, 2023 from 10.45am to 3.40pm CET. The symposium will focus on research and creative strategies for investigations into environemntal issues in the context of art, architecture and design.

Program of the Aquatic Concerns symposium (CET)

- 10.45 - 11.00am  Introduction
- 11.00 - 11.40am  Ewelina Jarosz & Justyna Górowska (Blue Humanities Archive)
- 11.40am - 12.20pm  Michal Kindernay
- 1.40 - 2.20pm  Center for Genomic Gastronomy
- 2.20 - 3.00pm  Sophie Dyer & Sasha Engelmann (
- 3.00 - 3.00pm  Solveig Qu Suess

All these events will take place on Zoom. Join here: