Activity: EventsConference


Baker-Brown made a keynote address 'Design in the Age of Emergency' at this one-day conference. This one-day event was part of the HCI (Human Capital Initiative) funded project Building Change: Designing a Resilient Future through Architecture Education, and brought together people from across the construction ecosystem for an honest and open exchange about the challenges, opportunities, barriers and transformation of construction in Ireland as the built environment transitions to a post- carbon age by 2050. How do we build in 2050?
Partners from across industry - construction, design, engineering, regulation, manufacturing and digitisation - were asked to envision how we build in 2050, offering their professional opinion on how we optimise opportunities and overcome obstacles on the pathway to a zero-carbon built environment.
For this event, we fast-forwarded to 2050 and considered what the construction ecosystem looks like then. Assuming that, as required, we have a zero-carbon construction sector by that stage, two questions arise: firstly, what does the system look like? (i.e. what methods, processes and logics does it use to operate?) and secondly, how did we get there and what steps were taken to bring us from the current state of affairs to this sustainable future?
The event will be structured in four themed panels across the day, with an opening keynote provocation kicking off each one.
Period25 Sept 2023
Event typeConference
LocationDublin, IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Climate Literacy
  • Construction Sector
  • Circular Economy
  • Reuse
  • Retrofit
  • Climate & Ecological Emergency