Please note that all events of the public program will be held in German.

A guest lecture series of BDA – Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten

Developed by
Andreas Heupel und Martin Behet, Münster
Moderation: David Kasparek, Bonn

Auditorium | LWL-Museums für Kunst und Kultur
Tickets: Ticketshop | LWL-Museums für Kunst und Kultur

Under the heading “The Limits of Growth”, in 1972 Club of Rome formulated the need for international efforts so as to come to grips with the growing global problems within the next ten years. Otherwise,the point could be reached where “handling them would exceed human capacities.” It has taken 50 more years for this prediction to be fully acknowledged. However the efforts to contain ecological and social trouble-spots are confronted by a growing population worldwide and increasing consumption. Here the building sector is responsible for a good third of the worldwide consumption of energy and resources. But what do the flexible cities look like that have to find responses to social crises and climactic upheavals? How are we to stem persistent land consumption? How are we to shape a future in which renunciation will be considered to be an advantage? On three evenings experts will debate issues and enter into discussionwith the audience.

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Christian Schulz, Department of Geography and Spatial Planning, Université du Luxembourg
Klaus Töpfer, IASS  Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam
Gerlind Weber, IRUB Institut für Raumplanung, Umweltplanung und Bodenordnung, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Frank Eckhard, Institut für Europäische Urbanistik, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Tim Rieniets, Institut für Entwerfen und Städtebau, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Ulrike Klar, Stadtsanierung und Wohnungsbau, Referat für Stadtplanung und Bauordnung München

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Christine Lemaitre, DGNB Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen Stuttgart
Thomas Auer, Transsolar Stuttgart
Andrea Klinge, ZRS Architekten Berlin

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