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2
Jun

RESTART

We must re-look at those qualities that make us resilient. Some key notions that drive the research, experimentation and practice: FREE-SPACE, BIONIC, 3D CITIES, NEW VITALITIES, COASTAL, WORKSPACE, AGILITY, ECO-TECH HABITATS, PEOPLE.

During the SHARE Belgrade webinar – held on the 28th of May – we had the honor and delight to welcome arch. Christos Passas, director @ZAHAHADID and old friend of SHARE Architects, as a special guest speaker to wander through his thoughts and get an understanding of the resilience of the future cities.

His inspiring lecture focused on a manifesto of resilience and rethinking”. In his words, the manifesto follows “the adjustment of architecture away from a single-minded, capital-driven approach to one that encompasses the facets of human life and humanity dependence on the ecosystem we live in.”

We invite you to reflect together on a few fragments of the manifesto that arch. Christos Passas has introduced:

One of the main characteristics of the human condition in the 21st Century is the shared experiences of global events that are captured by the worldwide audience.  We find ourselves in the middle of yet another emergency and while as a society we respond collectively, on an individual basis we tend to feel weak and insecure.

Global events shape human memory and human memory can shape behavior.  We must be alerted to this fact. As Architects, we ought to do what we can, not to respond, not to react, but to develop concepts and strategies to help move humanity to the next stage, by re-establishing the core values that sustain us, as a species.

We must re-look at those qualities that make us resilient. Some key notions that drive the research, experimentation and practice: FREE-SPACE, BIONIC, 3D CITIES, NEW VITALITIES, COASTAL, WORKSPACE, AGILITY, ECO-TECH HABITATS, PEOPLE

Today you can find on learn.sharearchitects.com the series of SHARE Webinars composed of 10 episodes that have been streamed live in the past two months. All webinars are available on the learning platform for an unlimited period of time. SHARE Community members can watch the 10 episodes for free, without any hassle! Either a prior member or looking to join, the platform guides you through the steps you need to take in order to comfortably educate yourself on issues of the moment.

Christos is one of the Directors at ZHA and has previously worked as Project Director on numerous projects and winning competitions. Christos gained his BArch (Hons) degree as a Fulbright Scholar at the Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture in Brooklyn, NY in 1995. He received his Graduate Design Diploma in 1998 in Advanced Architectural Design at the Architectural Association, London. He teaches Parametric Design and Urbanism at the Architectural Association in London and is Guest DAAD Professor in the Dessau Institute of Architecture (HA) at Bauhaus, Dessau. He is at the forefront of design research and often participates in design juries at universities around the UK.