De-Planning Cyprus: A Socio-Ecological Vision
29 April 2021, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
MSc Health in Urban Development public lecture
Prof Haim Yacobi
This project is an attempt to understand the holistic organic co-existence and co-evolution of Cyprus and its inhabitants by reading the ecological and social patterns of life in both temporal and more permanent time frames.
Aiming for resilient co-habitation, this project identifies various possible ways of partnership between the island and the islanders including diverse human and non-human inhabitants .
As an enabler and regenerative project, in addition to a permanent solution for human conflicts, this project tries to restore the modern human's relation with nature. De-planning refers to de-colonising, de-anthropocentrism, and re-indigenisation approach of this project.
As a temporal residence of the planet Earth, Hossein Sadri concerns about making the planet a better place to live and works as an activist, designer, writer, and teacher to create this change. He is the co-founder of De-Urban Design Studio; the design laboratory that reimagines human settlements as ethical, ecological, and equitable living habitats.
He teaches architecture at Coventry University. His most recent publications include the co-edition of "Cities without Capitalism" (Routledge, 2021), and the authorship of "Urbanisation as Taxidermy: 'Man'hattanisation of Mannahatta" (Archnet-IJAR, 2021). He completed his PhD studies with a thesis on Architecture and Human Rights.