Stefano Boeri Architect, Lecture @ MBUS Design Gallery, FIU
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
As part of the Fall 2022 Lecture Series and coinciding with Miami Art Week, the Department of Architect in collaboration with STEFANO BOERI ARCHITETTI (SBA), present the Lecture “Green Obsession. Trees Towards Cities, Humans Towards Forests,” by Stefano Boeri, on Thursday December 1st at 5:30pm in the Design Gallery at FIU’s Miami Beach Urban Studios.
Presenting work and research, the Lecture will trace the long path that Stefano Boeri Architetti (SBA) has followed in the last fifteen years of practice, aiming at the redefinition of the relationship between city and nature.
Their recent book aims to unveil the processes and the complexity involved in the search for a new kind of urbanism, raising questions and opening new scenarios on relationship between the human species and living Nature. Green Obsession offers a path to be taken, a paradigm shift to give a voice to the ecological transition. It is essential to act together as members of the global community with a shared strategy and to conceive cities as green catalysts, opening the era of a new alliance between nature and city.
Known for his sensibility towards nature and architecture in the city, Mr. Boeri will talk with faculty, students and public, the design approach that guides the work of SBA.
Stefano was born in 1956 in Milan. In 1980 he graduated in Architecture at Milan Politecnico and in 1989 he received his PhD from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV).
He is currently full Professor of Urban Planning at Milan Politecnico; has been a guest professor at various universities, including the Strelka Institute in Moscow, the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
He is Director of the Future City Lab (FCL) at Tongji University in Shanghai, a post-doctoral research program which explores the future perspectives of global metropolises from the biodiversity and urban forestation perspective.
This conversation is part of the Department of Architecture Lecture Series, where architects, designers, artists, and leaders of the profession, are invited to discuss their ideas with our community and inspire our students on critical thinking and different modalities of participation.