“Adapting to change: how empathy in design will help us build a better infrastructure”

May 16, 2024, 6:00 p.m. (CEST)

Lecture Series – Adaptivity as Utopia

CRC 1244

Time: May 16, 2024, 6:00 p.m. (CEST)
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On behalf of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Oliver Sawodny and Prof. Dr.-Ing.Lucio Blandini of the Collaborative Research Centre 1244 (CRC 1244) we are pleased to invite you to the guest lecture by Bart Halaczek, the director of Knight Architects in London. 

Title: “Adapting to change: how empathy in design will help us build a better infrastructure”

Date: Thursday, 16/05/2024 at 6pm

Location: ILEK, Pfaffenwaldring 14, 70569 Stuttgart

After the lecture, we invite you to join us for a small get-together. There will be snacks and drinks while you have the opportunity to talk and socialise with all the participants. This will be a wonderful opportunity to share ideas about the topic and make new connections.

Registration: pr@ilek.uni-stuttgart.de

Abstract

The lecture will explore the crucial theme of infrastructure adaptability, encompassing a holistic view. Delving into the multifaceted aspects of this adaptability, discussing the imperative to adjust our infrastructure to confront the challenges of climate change. Additionally, he will address the importance of infrastructure's ability to dynamically respond to the fluctuations and complexities of traffic situations. By considering these dimensions, we can envision a resilient and sustainable infrastructure system that serves the needs of our communities both now and in the future.

Short Bio

Bart Halaczek has 18 years of professional experience in the fields of architecture and civil engineering, with 16 years dedicated to the design of bridges and infrastructures. His expertise stems from over 50 international projects, including award winning bridges and regularly appearing on competition short-lists. Bart graduated in Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he spent three years working in polymer and FRP research.

 

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