Open Fields Lunch: Landscape Habitats 2023 / HRC


Event details

Date 23.05.2023
Hour 12:1513:30
Speaker Alia Bengana, Architect, Design studio and concept of Space, ALICE, EPFL; Clara Simay, Architect, Grand 8, France; Noélie Lecoanet,
Architect, Doctoral assistant LabU, EPFL; Ben Gitai, Architect, and HRC-EPFL.
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language French, English
Metabolic Landscapes

The Landscape Habitats Research Field addresses elemental habitats of soil, water and air – first for their own sake, then as the basis for regional conservation efforts, and finally as material and energetic cycles enabling the creation of a ‘second nature’.

In the context of Open Fields Lunch Discussion Series, we invite you to participate in landscape Habitats lunch seminar on the topic of Metabolic landscapes. This event will provide an opportunity to interact with researchers in various interdisciplinary fields and to foster new collaborations within the EPFL scientific community.

In the urbanization transition taking place in cities around the world today, human-climate interactions with the Metabolic Landscapes are an important area of interrogation as they provide an opportunity to explore how city expansion is adapting to the effects of climate change, and how urban design and planning can foster resilience and self-reliance in the city in relation to its own territories. We would also like to explore how cities are creating significant and consequential infrastructure in its large geography which is changing the nature of the city's landscape and its territory.

Speakers and Discussants

Alia Bengana
Architect, Design studio and concept of Space, ALICE, EPFL

Clara Simay
Architect, Grand 8, France

Noélie Lecoanet
Architect, Doctoral assistant Laboratory of Urbanism(LabU), EPFL

The discussion will be moderated by Ben Gitai, Architect, Landscape habitat and HRC board member EPFL

Sandwiches will be offered at the event.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Ben Gitai


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