A GLOBAL MORATORIUM OR ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT EXTRACTION
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is Assistant Professor of Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds a PhD from ETH Zurich. As an architect, urban designer, and scholar, Malterre-Barthes is interested in how struggling communities can gain greater access to resources, mainstream economy, and better governance as well as ecological and social justice — in a strategic practice of urban design. In 2021, she started the initiative “A Global Moratorium on New Construction” interrogating current protocols of development.
Visiting Open Architecture Day 2022, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes shares her perspective on how to reconcile urbanism and architecture with forms of engagement and agencies. How is architecture entangled in matters of influence, acts of responsibility and inclusiveness? What would happen if we suspend constructing – what new architectural roles would emerge?
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