Urban Forum - Practice meets Academia
The two research platforms Urban Arena at Lund University and SLU Urban Futures are joining forces during Lund’s Sustainability Week in April 2019. Together we will arrange a place where practice meets academia, for practitioners and practice-oriented researchers to exhibit their work, finished or in progress, tackling urban sustainability in manifold ways.
During the Floor Talks of the Urban Forum | Practice meets Academia practitioners and researchers engage in discussions with each other to refine issues of societal importance for practice and academia. 15 project authors will engage with the audience (in English or Swedish) to bring light to burning questions, critical aspects, inspiring findings, in a collegial atmosphere.
The Wednesday afternoon Books in Discussion explore the role of books in current discourse. The event gathers an international panel of practitioners and academics, all engaged in the design of sustainable cities, to present and discuss their recently published books. Why books today, in digital times and proliferating web-based publishing? What motivates professionals and academics to publish their urban work in books? How do they translate the manifold aspects of engaging with the urban realm in design practice and research into the pages of books? Selected book authors and editors present their publications shortly while opening for discussion with the audience, culminating in a final presentation by atelier le balto’s new monography Escales. Professionals and academics wanting to bring their own books are warmly invited to join the concluding ‘Open Round’ of the afternoon!
Exhibition is open on 8-12 April 2019 13.00-17.00
Inauguration 8 April 13.00