Architects Declare: It’s Time to Regroup

This Friday's meeting invites Canadian architects to pool the knowledge and resources needed to move towards climate stability in the built environment.

Canada Architects Declare has announced its next National Gathering on Friday, June 25th. The online event seeks to empower change in the building sector, in moving towards a socially and environmentally sustainable future.

“As we emerge from the hardest stages of the pandemic, it’s time to regroup—to focus on the work to be done and to pool the knowledge and resources we need to do it,” say Jennifer Cutbill of Lateral Agency and John Peterson of KPMB, two of the event’s organizers. (Other key organizers include Andree Iffrig and Sam Dufaux.)

The organization is committed to raising awareness of the interconnected climate and social equity crises, and taking immediate action through the work of architects and architectural educators.

The event includes presentations by the leaders of US Architects DeclareACAN and the Anthropocene School; CAPE President-Elect Melissa Lem; Vancouver City Councilor Christine Boyle; and founder of the Design Unmuted podcast and emerging Black & Indigenous Design Collective Divine Ndemeye.

The meeting will include break-out working groups on key focus areas including eco-social justice, planetary health, carbon, regenerative development, and advocacy/policy development.

“The purpose of the event is to build our collective capacity to empower transformative change, on the ground, from coast-to-coast-to-coast,” say Cutbill and Peterson. “It’s also to remind ourselves that we can all do more than we think when we work together, bolstered by inspiring stories from leaders showing what’s possible.” 

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