Emergent Vernacular Architecture, established in 2014, is a London-based research and design practice with an overseas branch in Haiti.
At the core of their studio approach lies a research and design process that aims to promote equity and fight social ills and aligns with New Urban Agenda as part of sustainable development goals.
‘We provide innovative solutions to the challenges and issues that exist in communities of diverse backgrounds.’
EVA adopt “top-down” and “bottom-up” strategies, where local government and grassroots become integral to the implementation of the design. Architects, as process makers, may play a key role in facilitating the conversation between stakeholders of urban development and local communities. In addition to an honest assessment of existing framework and problematics, their work is founded on the research of a project’s context from a cultural perspective, which encompasses local language, daily habits, locally-available technology and where the interaction of local traits develops into patterns that define the identity of a place.
Speaker: Michela Falcone
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
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