Symposion: Thursday 18th at Technische Universität München
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Opening of the exhibition at Architekturgalerie Munich: Wednesday 17th at 7pm

Nicola Borgmann, Architekturgalerie München
Henk Ovink, Rebuild by Design
Mark Kammerbauer, TU München

Disasters triggered by environmental hazards impact urbanized areas worldwide to increasing degrees. There is an urgent need to deal not only with disaster, but climate change as well. The challenge is to ensure the sustainability of the built environment and the communities that inhabit it. This comprises an emerging field of inquiry and research within the planning and design disciplines. A knowledge-based approach to planning and designing resilient cities and architecture is the key. Recent efforts such as the "Rebuild By Design" competition, initiated after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the USA in 2012, offer the opportunity to discuss this topic, its societal character, and its relevance for planning and design disciplines. However, a broad awareness and understanding of the underlying causes of disaster and their influence on resilience in the built environment is still at a nascent stage. "REBUILD BY DESIGN MUNICH" approaches this topic in an interdisciplinary way by presenting and discussing core aims, facts, and terms.

Planners and designers need to better understand the interdisciplinary challenge of this topic in order to propose and develop projects that are sustainable and just. Peers and researchers in related disciplines as well as the general public need to know more on how planners and designers envision risk reduction and climate adaptation. Spanning practice and theory in an innovative and integrative manner, "REBUILD BY DESIGN MUNICH" is oriented towards a broad audience including the interested public, practitioners, scholars and students alike from disciplines in planning and design for the built environment.


Technische Universität München, Faculty of Architecture, Prof. Sophie Wolfrum
Architekturgalerie München, Nicola Borgmann
Rebuild by Design, Henk Ovink, Principal, Rebuild by Design 

STO-Umweltstiftung, Professor Peter Cheret
Hans-Sauer-Stiftung, Ernst Boch

Generalkonsulat des Königreichs der Niederlande
IQ Engeneering
DETAIL Verlag, Meike Regina Weber, Christian Schittich
AEDES Galerie Berlin, Kristin Feireiss, Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Beate Engelhorn
Bayerische Architektenkammer, Oliver Heiss
BDA Bayern, Karl-Heinz Beer, Anne Steinberger
Graphisoftcenter München und Nordbayern, Martin Schnitzer
Ziegel Zentrum Süd e.V., Waltraud Vogler


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