Iker Gil is moderating an event with landscape architect Kate Orff and architect Iñaki Alday as part of the Exhibit Columbus symposium. The online event, done in collaboration with Dezeen, takes place on Tuesday, on September 29, 2020 at 1 pm CST.
New Middles: Resiliency and Climate Adaptation asks designer Iñaki Alday and landscape architect Kate Orff to reflect on how their practices are responding through landscape architecture and research to local and planetary climate crises. This conversation stems from the question: How is the Mississippi Watershed and the plains ecosystems and habitat impacted by a changing climate? The COVID-19 pandemic raises issues of how might middle cities and landscapes address global health challenges? What future-oriented ecological strategies will serve middle city landscapes and communities moving forward?
This event follows the first talk in the series, called New Middles: Futures and Technologies, which explored the role of strategic foresight and storytelling in design. The talk, which featured futurists Dan Hill and Radha Mistry in conversation with Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, looked at bringing mobility and manufacturing into the cities of the future.