20 turbulent years have passed since the fall of 2001, when Romano Minozzi, founder of the Iris Ceramica Group, started on Floornature international portal of architecture and design, conceived as a place of information, documentation and reflection on the rapid changes occurring in the architectural landscape, with in particular a strong emphasis on materials for contemporary architecture and interviews exclusive with the main protagonists of the world of design and architecture. A company that has grown and evolved over time: on the one hand, focusing attention on the younger generations, to help give visibility to new talents in the architectural landscape, through the Next international Landmark competition and, on the other hand, by taking the initiative to experiment and develop innovative communication strategies that include the platform’s popular social media pages and newer podcasts. All this, without neglecting to pay great attention to the urgent and pressing questions concerning the relationship between architecture and the environment, sustainability and related strategies, closely followed by Livegreenblog, the ten-year-old Floornature blog.
To mark its 20th anniversary, Floornature the portal experience is enriched by a new and prestigious partnership as a media partner of the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership and some Future Spaces Foundation for the “Create natural links” webinars. The series of talks is being organized with a view to the “United Nations Conference on Climate Change” COP26, the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, will be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12 this year, chaired by the United Kingdom and in partnership with Italy.
In view of this important international event, the independent Make Architects Future Spaces Foundation Think Tank, in collaboration with the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership, is hosting a series of webinars that explore an important question: “How can we take advantage of the interdependence between nature, society and the economy to provide solutions for a sustainable built environment? “
A series of three talks chaired in which different points of view will be explored, from the world of business, politics and finance, to academic landscapes and civil society, to offer solutions to the triple “Climate, nature and human well-being” crisis shaking the world today.
Based on the premise that we need to act and change – and that it is in our best interests to do so – discussions will explore ways to unlock and promote affirmative action, sharing specific experiences and examples of “Behavior and culture change, new financing and measurement techniques, simple and complex solutions”,, to help us meet these challenges in a positive way, so that they can turn into innovation and shared values.
The three webinars are:
“Climate change, culture change”, to be held on September 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. BST
Constructions and buildings account for nearly 40% of CO2 emissions, despite the availability of less emitting technological solutions. A change in culture is therefore necessary and we must therefore also ask ourselves how to accelerate and reaffirm our commitment to climate issues and what are the responsibilities in this regard.
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Focus on bio-resilience, to be held on October 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. BST
Starting from the reflection that land degradation translates into a significant risk to the global economy, we will discuss the idea of integrating the value of nature and biodiversity into decision-making processes in order to improve resilience. , human well-being, carbon reduction and economic stability.
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Unleash social value, to be held on October 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. BST
Starting from the reflection that most urban spaces do not have human well-being as one of their main goals, we will look at how to engage all the different actors in the design process to help “Reduce socio-economic inequalities, improve access to nature, support food security and prioritize health and well-being”, while sharing experiences to learn from each other and understand how to measure results.
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