Metropolis Forums

APRIL 21ST, 4:00PM–5:00PM EDT

SUSTAINABILITY DURING THE SLOWDOWN

With 2030 just a decade away, the design and construction industries can’t lose their momentum on sustainability. Yet, architects and designers are now grappling with the human and economic fallout of COVID-19. How can we address this short-term crisis while keeping our eyes on the longer one? What lessons can we derive from the response to the pandemic that can help us in the fight against climate change, and vice versa?

SUSTAINABILITY DURING THE SLOWDOWN

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Host

773.avinash Rajagopal Headshot Credit Nicholas Calcott

Avi Rajagopal

Editor in Chief
Metropolis

Avinash Rajagopal is the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. He is an expert on product and interior design in the digital age, as a historian of contemporary design as well as a frequent speaker at key industry events. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013). and has contributed to numerous volumes on architecture and design, including Adhocracy (Istanbul Design Biennial, 2012), Making Africa (Vitra Design Museum, 2015) and Atlas of Furniture Design (Vitra Design Museum, forthcoming). He has lectured on design history and writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York; the University of Texas at Austin; and the National Institute of Design, India.

Panelists

James Connelly, Vice President, Strategic Growth, INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE

James Connelly

Vice President, Strategic Growth
INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE

Eric Corey Freed, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, CANNONDESIGN

Eric Corey Freed

Senior Vice President, Sustainability
CANNONDESIGN

Laura Lesniewski, Principal, BNIM

Laura Lesniewski

Principal
BNIM

Pauline Souza, Partner, Director of Sustainability, WRNS STUDIO

Pauline Souza

Partner, Director of Sustainability
WRNS STUDIO