ARCH4CHANGE seeks to co-create an architectural ‘climate emergency’ curriculum that is fit for the new decade, in which society faces unprecedented challenges, related to mitigating and buffering the effects of the climate crisis, underpinning the transition towards a carbon neutral society.
It will do this by freely sharing environmental and climatic knowledge, skills, methods, tools and approaches that are necessary for architecture students and their educators.
- WORKING TOWARDS A CARBON NEUTRAL SOCIETY: to increase student and educator knowledge about responding to climate change, going beyond basic and fragmented sustainability knowledge in architecture.
- TACKLING SKILLS GAPS for (and with) both architecture students and teachers through a radically changed architecture curriculum, and co-developing a teacher training toolkit.
- NEW AND INNOVATIVE DIGITAL PEDAGOGIES and collaborative ways of digital learning to strengthen and change teaching and learning approaches.
KEY: BRINGING CLIMATE CHANGE KNOWLEDGE INTO THE DESIGN STUDIO
- Focus on integrating sustainability approaches in design-courses – i.e. content mapped against the DESIGN PROCESS
- HOLISTIC: not JUST about carbon, but about high standards in ALL sustainability aspects, i.e. a comprehensive and not a narrow approach
- INCLUDES climate change ADAPTATION and CLIMATE JUSTICE and GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY ISSUES as part of architects role
- CHANGING how we THINK ABOUT and TEACH sustainable architecture
àthe Architects Council of Europe manifesto ‘ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT’ through ‘upskilling’ and by ‘high quality education’ à’Architecture Education Declares’ in its ‘CALL FOR A CURRICULUM CHANGE’ àGoes beyond EU /RIBA/ ARB criteria àRIBA forthcoming ‘Designing for the Climate Emergency: A Guide for Architecture Students’ (authored by some of the consortium members)
ARCH4CHANGE is Supported by
àIGBC, FIGBC, DGBC, Estonian Ministry of Culture, RIAI, Finnsih, Danish and Estonian Architecture Associations, Australian Living Future Institute, ACAN, and Anthropocene Architecture school & others