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Living Dialogs

Living Dialogs

By Living Architecture Systems Group

Can the buildings that we live in come alive? Could such living buildings help us to create a healthier, more sustainable future? Could they become adaptive, resilient structures that care for the planet while empathizing, comforting and inspiring us? The Living Dialogs podcast brings together scholars and thinkers in the emergent field of living architecture, to reflect together on its implications for our changing world.
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Living Dialogs, Season 2 Episode 1: Listening to Many Voices: Inclusivity and Living Architecture With Behnaz Farahi, Bianca Weeko Martin, Michael Lee Poy, Brian Porter
Living Dialogs, Season 2 Episode 1: Listening to Many Voices: Inclusivity and Living Architecture With Behnaz Farahi, Bianca Weeko Martin, Michael Lee Poy, Brian Porter
Can the buildings that we live in come alive? Could such living buildings help us to create a healthier, more sustainable future? Could they become adaptive, resilient structures that care for the planet while empathizing, comforting and inspiring us? The Living Dialogs podcast brings together scholars and thinkers to collectively reflect on living architecture and its implications for our changing world. In each episode, guests and listeners are invited to reflect on prompts designed to encourage thoughtful, in-depth discussion. You are invited to contribute your own thoughts and questions, which may be taken up at a live webinar with the same guests a couple of weeks following each episode's release. This extended format is born of our belief that knowledge creation is also a collaborative and living endeavour - that meaning is not simply created through the exchange of information but that ideas are formed through open and emergent conversations. In this episode, four guests from diverse backgrounds and practices explore the connections between inclusivity and the philosophy and practice of Living Architecture.
43:17
March 21, 2022
Living Dialogs, Episode 3: Biology, Computation, and Care in the Anthropocene (Part 2) With Rachel Armstrong, Dehlia Hannah, and Mette Ramsgaard Thomson
Living Dialogs, Episode 3: Biology, Computation, and Care in the Anthropocene (Part 2) With Rachel Armstrong, Dehlia Hannah, and Mette Ramsgaard Thomson
Can the buildings that we live in come alive? Could such living buildings help us to create a healthier, more sustainable future? Could they become adaptive, resilient structures that care for the planet while empathizing, comforting and inspiring us? The Living Dialogs podcast brings together scholars and thinkers to collectively reflect on living architecture and its implications for our changing world. In each episode, guests and listeners are invited to reflect on prompts designed to encourage thoughtful, in-depth discussion. You are invited to contribute your own thoughts and questions, which may be taken up at a live webinar with the same guests a couple of weeks following each episode's release. This extended format is born of our belief that knowledge creation is also a collaborative and living endeavour - that meaning is not simply created through the exchange of information but that ideas are formed through open and emergent conversations. Join Rachel Armstrong, Mette Ramsgaard Thomson, and Dehlia Hannah as they continue their discussion about the relationship between computation and biology, and the implications for Living Architecture as we conceive of a built environment that is more caring, inclusive, and sustainable.
35:02
October 21, 2021
Living Dialogs Listening Guide
Living Dialogs Listening Guide
Listening guide for Living Dialogs, S1E2: Biology, Computation, and Care in the Anthropocene Three prominent thinkers respond to the prompt, “Living architecture should prioritize biological resources over computational resources.”  Listen in as they discuss the false dichotomy of computation vs biology, living technology and sustainability, and wonder about an ethics of Living Architecture.
04:35
August 27, 2021
Living Dialogs, Episode 2: Biology, Computation, and Care in the Anthropocene (Part 1) With Rachel Armstrong, Dehlia Hannah, and Mette Ramsgaard Thomson
Living Dialogs, Episode 2: Biology, Computation, and Care in the Anthropocene (Part 1) With Rachel Armstrong, Dehlia Hannah, and Mette Ramsgaard Thomson
Can the buildings that we live in come alive? Could such living buildings help us to create a healthier, more sustainable future? Could they become adaptive, resilient structures that care for the planet while empathizing, comforting and inspiring us? The Living Dialogs podcast brings together scholars and thinkers to collectively reflect on living architecture and its implications for our changing world. In each episode, guests and listeners are invited to reflect on prompts designed to encourage thoughtful, in-depth discussion. You are invited to contribute your own thoughts and questions, which may be taken up at a live webinar with the same guests a couple of weeks following each episode's release. This extended format is born of our belief that knowledge creation is also a collaborative and living endeavor - that meaning is not simply created through the exchange of information but that ideas are formed through open and emergent conversations. Three prominent thinkers respond to the prompt, “Living architecture should prioritize biological resources over computational resources.”  Listen in as they discuss the false dichotomy of computation vs biology, living technology and sustainability, and wonder about an ethics of Living Architecture.
28:24
August 27, 2021
Living Dialogs, Episode 1: Principles, Aesthetics and Sustainability of Living Architecture
Living Dialogs, Episode 1: Principles, Aesthetics and Sustainability of Living Architecture
Can the buildings that we live in come alive? Could such living buildings help us to create a healthier, more sustainable future? Could they become adaptive, resilient structures that care for the planet while empathizing, comforting and inspiring us? The Living Dialogs podcast brings together scholars and thinkers to collectively reflect on living architecture and its implications for our changing world. In each episode, guests and listeners are invited to reflect on prompts designed to encourage thoughtful, in-depth discussion. You are invited to contribute your own thoughts and questions, which may be taken up at a live webinar with the same guests a couple of weeks following each episode's release. This extended format is born of our belief that knowledge creation is also a collaborative and living endeavor - that meaning is not simply created through the exchange of information but that ideas are formed through open and emergent conversations. In this episode, expert architects and designers Jenny Sabin, Mitchell Joachim, and Philip Beesley consider the Core Principles, Aesthetics, and Sustainability of living architecture.
35:04
March 14, 2021