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TEA Talks

Technology, Environment and Architecture

Welcome to TEA Talks. A series of informal talks from our School of Architecture on the theme of Technology, the Environment, and the role of Architecture, now and in the future.

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TEA: Climate Emergency

Our next event is on Friday 4th March, 2022 at the Lancaster University campus.

In the second of our series of TEA talks, our speakers will explore a range of topics from Sustainability, Carbon footprint, Life Cycle Materials, Net Zero, Passive design to Responsive Architecture and consider Human and more than Human perspectives.

The event is open to all and free of charge, including lunch and refreshments. Whether you are an architecture professional, a teacher or guidance officer, a prospective student, or simply have an interest in the topics, all are welcome and we hope you will find this a thought-provoking and informative event.

The day includes the options to take a tour of the Lancaster University campus, network over lunch, and talk to academic staff about our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Please book your place in advance. The event is free and includes lunch and refreshments.

Book now for 4th March event

Programme 4 March 2022

This event takes place at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University.

10.00 Check-in Lobby
10.30 Welcome (morning)
10.35 Arts & Crafts and Sustainable Thinking | Des Fagan
10.50 How can we be truly sustainable? | Dr Marianna Cavada
11.05 Prototyping physically adaptive architecture | Dr Adam Blaney
11.20 More than Human places | Dr Serene Pollastri
11.30 Tea, discussion + Q&A Q&A

Lunch break (networking, campus tour, talk to staff about undergraduate and postgraduate programmes)

Campus tour
13.30 Welcome (afternoon)
13.35 PassivHaus, are we ready? | Aissa Sabbagh
13.50 Net-zero homes: are they healthy? | Dr Alejandro M. Rangel
14.05 Practicing Sustainability| Simon McAllister
14.20 Towards Socially Sustainable Ways of Living | Dr Mirian Calvo
14.30 Tea, discussion + Q&A Q&A
15.00 Final Remarks
15.30 Ends

We will comply with whatever guidance is in place for Covid-19 at the time of the event to ensure the safety of our visitors, speakers, staff and students.

Talks from our previous event in October 2021