(Online) Barnabas Calder on Architecture and Energy

Wed Jan 25 2023 at 07:30 pm to 08:30 pm UTC+01:00

American Library in Paris | Paris

American Library in Paris
Publisher/HostAmerican Library in Paris
(Online) Barnabas Calder on Architecture and Energy
Advertisement
What does it mean to say that “form follows fuel”? Historian Barnabas Calder speaks about the relationship between energy and architecture.
A central question in the climate debate today is that of energy. Yet the problem of energy–how to acquire it, how to wield it–is as old as human civilization. Behind every building, from the Colosseum to the modern home, lies the energy technology used to build it. Barnabas Calder’s project in Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency is to trace out the history of architecture from this perspective. From manual labor and the Parthenon to coal’s impact on Victorian building styles, Calder maps out transformations in built space along the timeline of industrialization. Leading us all the way to the present day, he proposes a new approach to energy, seeking to revolutionize architecture and lead us away from environmental collapse.
About the speaker:
Barnabas Calder is a historian of architecture specializing in the relationship between architecture and energy throughout human history. Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Liverpool, Calder is the author of two works: Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency (2021) and Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism (2016).
Important information: This event will happen on Zoom. Advanced registration required. RSVP: http://americanlibraryinparis.org/event/calder23/
Advertisement

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou,Paris, France, Paris, France

Tickets

Discover more events by tags:

Art in ParisLiterary-art in Paris

Sharing is Caring:

More Events in Paris

Exp\u00e9rience participative et citoyenne autour des mobilit\u00e9s de demain
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 06:30 pm Expérience participative et citoyenne autour des mobilités de demain

Musée des Arts et Métiers

D\u00e9b'Acteur x Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et M\u00e9tiers - Mobilit\u00e9 Durable
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 06:30 pm Déb'Acteur x Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers - Mobilité Durable

Conservatoire national des arts et métiers

Les outils du web 3.0
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 06:30 pm Les outils du web 3.0

Paris

LA SOLUTION A VOS PROBL\u00c8MES FINANCIERS
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 06:30 pm LA SOLUTION A VOS PROBLÈMES FINANCIERS

Reims Hôtel

LES AP\u00c9ROS DANDYS by Afrovibes - Acte 7
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 06:30 pm LES APÉROS DANDYS by Afrovibes - Acte 7

Sape Bar

Twilight Force, Seven Spires, Silver Bullet \/\/ Paris
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 07:00 pm Twilight Force, Seven Spires, Silver Bullet // Paris

O'Sullivans Backstage By The Mill

Cours de Danse Hip Hop Breakdance
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 07:00 pm Cours de Danse Hip Hop Breakdance

Le Carreau du Temple

Open mic  PARIS 1SLAM RAP JAZZ SOUL POP - sc\u00e8ne libre
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 07:00 pm Open mic PARIS 1SLAM RAP JAZZ SOUL POP - scène libre

51 Rue Ramey

Amazon ProjectParty-4Jan2023
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 07:00 pm Amazon ProjectParty-4Jan2023

Paris

Student Night
Fri Jan 27 2023 at 07:00 pm Student Night

18 Rue de Paradis

Paris is Happening!

Never miss your favorite happenings again!

Explore Paris Events