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Want to campaign against climate change? We need your thoughts and your voice. Join us for the inaugural Architects Assembly.

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Architects Assembly in partnership with the Building Centre

ACAN is a climate activism group, a growing network of individuals and organisations, campaigning for legislation and policy change and equipping ourselves, the workforce, with the information and resources to combat the climate emergency.

Our first major event is a participatory evening in the form of a people's assembly. This is a chance to have your say on where we should collectively focus our effort. What areas of policy do you think need to be changed? What is the low-hanging-fruit we can tackle quickly? ACAN is setting up a proactive forum, and invites you to join our discussions on where to direct our initial campaigns/ actions. It's an experiment in collective decision making amongst architects, and we hope it to be the first of many...

The Assembly will open with a short introduction to ACAN, followed by talks from a diverse panel of experts from climate, activist, policy and architectural backgrounds. These speakers will outline the facts around the climate and ecological crises, and their specific relation to architecture and the built environment. The room will then break down into working groups to debate a series of questions geared around shifts in policy and practice and how to create the most impactful change within the industry. The results will then feed back to the whole room and ACAN's most immediate actions will be decided upon.

Architects, Engineers, Planners, etc welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers:

Farhana Yamin: Founder and CEO of Track 0, leading international environmental lawyer and climate change and development policy expert.

Ciara Hanson: Chartered Landscape Architect, working on policy and methods of health impact assessment at London Borough of Havering. Also on Public Practice's climate crisis R&D team.

Clara Bagenal George: Sustainability specialist Engineer, Mayor's Design Advocate and London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) Champion.

Laurie Laybourn-langton: Author and Associate Fellow at thinktank IPPR, leading a major project developing policy responses to environmental breakdown.

Duncan Baker Brown: Architect, Associate Professor at Brighton University and Principle researcher on two Interreg programmes related to the circular economy.

architectscan.org / @ArchitectsCAN / mail@architectscan.org

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