Open Fields Lunch: Productive Habitats 2024 - Material and Societal Change / HRC


Event details

Date 04.06.2024
Hour 12:1513:30
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language French, English

Offering opportunities for interdisciplinary discussions around urbanization, the Open Fields Lunches aim to foster new collaborations within the EPFL scientific community.
Each meeting will be moderated by a member of the HRC or its affiliated laboratories, and will consist of a presentation by an international expert in the field, followed by presentations by two EPFL researchers interested in sharing and discussing their research. The seminar will conclude with a debate open to all the lunch participants.

Material and Societal Change

The Productive Habitats Open Field Lunch 2024 invites EPFL scholars to explore the production of space and its patterns of material extraction and consumption, and questions whether design can evolve beyond conventional methods to achieve ecological balance and a just transition. How does the construction industry respond to today’s critical socio-ecological issues? And how do design practices deal with this issue?

The Habitat Research Center invites scholars for an interdisciplinary dialogue focusing on the use and management of resources as a paradigm shift of the socio-ecological transition. The intricate linkages between resource utilization and societal well-being offer a foundational perspective on how our consumption patterns must evolve to ensure a thriving, low-carbon society.

How to participate
If you are interested in presenting your research during one of the three lunches, submit your contribution by sending a short abstract and title (max. 200 words) to [email protected] by 12 May 2024.
Presentations should be no longer than 12-15 minutes.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Habitat Research Center, Anna Karla de Almeida Santos