Inclusive Spaces: Decentralising solar economy
19 January 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
This lecture will give insights on how civilization can be redefined in the face of our energy crisis, and the potential of solar energy development in compensating our modest urban capacities in renewable energy.
This event is free.
The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
What would be a version of planetary civilisation that can ‘use and store all of the energy available on its planet’ as suggested by Nikolai Kardashev? Can we imagine a planetary-scale decentralised solar economy that would help us in getting there?
This lecture will give insights on how civilization can be redefined in the face of our energy crisis, and the potential of solar energy development in compensating our modest urban capacities in renewable energy. Moreover, it will explore the challenges in decentralising solar infrastructure within cities and the opportunities in socialising an inclusive economy to form around such initiatives.
Most importantly, our speakers will explore the difficulties in planetary collaboration between cities, especially between their home cities, with a focus on the digital space and their material manifestation.
About the Speakers
Teacher at Bartlett School of Architecture
Provides Ng is an architect and researcher who studies the emergence of digital tools, their applications, and impacts on urbanism. Provides currently teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where she received distinction in Master of Research on Digital Theory and Architecture. She also established creative practise @current.cam and researcher collective @R.E.Ar_.
Digital Design Tutor at The Bartlett, UCL
Alberto Fernandez is a Professor of Architecture at UCH, a Digital Design Tutor at The Bartlett at MSci Architecture, MEng AD and MArch AD, PHD candidate of Architecture and Digital Theory UCL The Bartlett, and an advisory board member of Prospectives Journal. He is also a member of research collective Member of research collective @R.E.Ar_ and founder @af_architects.More about Alberto Fernandez
Technical skills tutor at The Bartlett School of Architecture
David is an architect and urbanist interested in the convergence of digital technologies and architecture - and the theoretical and political implications it has in practice. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Sergipe and MArch Architectural Design degree from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Currently, he acts as technical skills tutor for the Research Cluster 4 in Bartlett's Architectural Design program.More about David Doria
Tutor at The Bartlett School of Architecture
Nikoletta is currently a practicing architect at Napper Architects in Newcastle whilst also teaching as a part-time design tutor at Newcastle University. She is also carrying out PhD research at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL).More about Nikoletta Karastathi