Can Architecture Fix This?
'Can Architecture Fix This?' is a new podcast from White Arkitekter in Oslo. Join host Rebekah Schaberg and producer Ingjerd Sandven Kleivan for discussions and interviews with experts in the fields of design to see if we can answer the question: Can Architecture Fix This? – whatever this may be!
What is it like to walk through flooded streets twice a day? What do you do when the permafrost beneath your house begins to melt? Natural disasters will grow in number and intensity in the coming decades on account of climate change already under way. During the summer of 2021 several regions all over the world were hit hard by the worst floods in hundreds of years, causing casualties, landslides and completely devastating communities. Can architecture fix this?
– In the podcast, we’ve invited expert guests to tell stories about real projects from around the world. We discuss whether and how architecture can actually fix some of the challenges that we are facing today, says host Rebekah Schaberg.
The first season is focusing on 'blue architecture'. Why blue? Water is part of White Arkitekter’s Oslo Studio’s approach to sustainability. The studio has a special interest in projects where water is a central challenge and potentially a huge asset.
– Designing with water in mind gives the opportunity to explore technical solutions to today’s challenges posed by climate change, says Sofie Bentzen, Office Director at White Arkitekter’s Oslo studio.
Ingjerd Sandven Kleivan, Producer, White Arkitekter Oslo
Sofie Bentzen, Office Director White Arkitekter Oslo
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Founded by Sidney White in 1951, White Arkitekter is Scandinavia’s leading architectural practice. We work with sustainable architecture, urban design, landscape, and interiors to create lasting value for current and future generations. We are an employee-owned collective of about 700 employees with a presence in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, UK, Germany, Canada, and East Africa. As architects, we have a responsibility to take action against climate change and by 2030, we aim for all our projects will be climate neutral. To that end, we have strengthened research and design skills that focus on timber technologies. Our Roadmap 2030 sets out White’s direction for how it will contribute to the transition required in society to achieve national and international climate goals, as well as our own. From relocating the Arctic city of Kiruna two miles east, to empowering women at Panzi Hospital, we put people, planet, and local economies at the forefront of design.
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