Sustainable Urban Design

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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In Touch

In Touch, Material Performance and the Making of Urban Places

September 19, 2016, School of Architecture, Lund University

The annual international multidisciplinary conference happens once a year at Lund University. Each year new questions are posed with regards to sustainable urban design issues. Professionals and students of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design fields from all around the world gather to discuss and gain knowledge from inspiring lectures and panel discussions.

This year’s conference, being already 12th in a row, with the title “In Touch - Material performance in the making of urban places”, touched the topics of materiality and its performance and explored the ways how the materials help designers to create livable public spaces for the everyday life.

“New materials, new fabrication techniques and the innovative applications of old, everyday, or recycled materials are enabling architects, landscape architects, urban designers and artists to create powerful and arresting new experiences of site, place and the city. These strategies are inspiring new sensibilities, demanding that we rethink every surface and material process in the city; and ask how they might intensify and enrich the everyday experience of a city’s many publics.”


Jenny B. Osuldsen, Partner at Snøhetta, Oslo, Norway

Jesper Magnusson, Doctoral student at Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund, Sweden

Manon Otto, Landscape Designer at BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA

Jane Philbrick, Artist and educator; Founder of atelier re-wire; Partner, TILL, New York, USA

Sacha Menz, Professor for Architecture and Building Process at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland ​

Linda Camara, Architect and Office Manager at Tengbom, Kalmar, Sweden

Alice Tasca, Architect and partner at studio ASA - active social architecture, Kigali, Rwanda

Fredrik Lund, Architect at Studio Fredrik Lund, Trondheim, Norway

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