Humans have survived and thrived around the world for tens of thousands of years, using various ingenious technologies suited to their environment. What sort of knowledge is still available to us from traditional design and engineering approaches, different from our own? And (how) can we learn from it and apply it in the West?
TU Delft alumnus Jamie van Lede, founder of OriginsArchitects, will talk about how he and other engineers have learned to integrate traditional knowledge and wisdom in their Western design and engineering practices. Expect concrete examples from projects around the world and a discussion of the soft skills that you need as a Western (based) engineer or designer in order to properly engage with traditional and indigenous knowledge and beliefs.
(note: this event’s poster references the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in New Caledonia, where Italian architect Renzo Piano incorporated traditional building elements from the Kanak culture)