Architectures For A Fragile World


Architectures For A Fragile World

April 10, 2024
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium

Through the mirror of recent global events (pandemic, wars, climate crisis) we can observe how the pact that binds humanity and world is the most fragile it has been in recent memory. Many people who were already marginalized or living precariously are now at high risk of being completely left behind. As architects and designers, what does our profession mean in today’s world?”

Architecture concentrated on society can curb marginalization and exclusion and become a driving force for new visions, a powerful medium for communicating, an instrument through which many boundaries can claim rights, progress, opportunity and inclusion.

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Introduction and Moderation

Alessandro Melis

IDC Foundation Endowed Chair, Professor, Director, M.S. ACT Programs


Simon Sfriso

Simon Sfriso

Co-founder, TAMassociati

Simone Sfriso is an architect graduated at IUAV Venice. From 2019 to 2020 he has been visiting professor at ENSTP Yaoundé Cameroon and at UTPL Loja - Ecuador. In 2019 he has been appointed Italian Design Ambassador by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2020 He has joined the University of Portsmouth - UK as Visiting Professor. Simone Sfriso is co-founder of TAMassociati, a team of architects and researchers, whose building solutions worldwide improve lives, strengthen communities and provide creative responses to climate change: combining high quality with affordability.

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