meet the speaker

MARCO CASAGRANDE

TOPIC: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art

Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, former mercenary, writer and professor of architecture.

Marco Casagrande (born 1971) graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology Department of Architecture in 2001. 

From the early stages of his career Casagrande started to mix architecture with other disciplines of art and science landing with a series of ecologically conscious architectural installations around the world. All in all, more than 70 realised works in 14 countries.

He is the laureate of the European Prize for Architecture 2013, Committee of International Architecture Critics CICA Award 2013 for conceptual and artistic architecture and UNESCO & Locus Foundation’s Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2015.

Casagrande’s works and teaching are moving freely in-between architecture, landscape architecture, urban and environmental design and science, environmental art and circus adding up into cross-over architectural thinking of “commedia dell’architettura”, a broad vision of built human environment tied into social drama and environmental awareness. «There is no other reality than nature». He views architects as design shamans merely interpreting what the bigger nature of the shared mind is transmitting.


He views cities as complex energy organisms in which different overlapping layers of energy flows are determining the actions of the citizens as well as the development of the city. By mixing environmentalism and urban design Casagrande is developing methods of punctual manipulation of the urban energy flows in order to create an ecologically sustainable urban development towards the so-called Third Generation City. The theory views the future urban development as the ruin of the industrial city, an organic machine ruined by nature including human nature.


https://www.casagrandelaboratory.com

program

Thursday, 8th of April

Architecture Live,
Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture
Time zone (estimates):
09:00 GMT (UTC+0), 11:00 CET, 23:00 Australia time (AEDT)
HAYLEY EDMONDS - Paris
Host
Hayley Edmonds is a bilingual journalist and TV presenter based in Paris, with extensive experience in hosting and mediating digital and physical conferences, such as Viva Tech, Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, FIFA and PSA.  Alongside the corporate events, she combines her passion for motorsports and live events, presenting for both circuit and rally championships.
09:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
09:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
09:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
09:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
10:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
10:30
Break - 30 minutes
11:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
11:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
11:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic:Architecture starts from location
12:00
Closing of the event
11:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
11:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
11:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
11:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
12:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
12:30
Break - 30 minutes
13:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
13:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
13:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic: Architecture starts from location
14:00
Closing of the event
MM:00
MM:30
MM:30


MM:25

MM:55
MM:30
MONDAY Welcome and introductions by moderator
Mr. Linnar Viik, Co-Founder of e-Governance Academy
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker speech
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Afairs, Estonia
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Afairs and International Cooperation, The United Arab Emirates
MONDAY Keynote session on Global Outlook in the Light of COVID-19
Rt. Hon Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
MONDAY Keynote speaker – The Importance of Public-Private Partnership
Mr. Taavi Kotka, IT Visionary, Former Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MONDAY Top Digital Solution in future of Architecture
Mr. Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MM:00
MM:30
MM:30


MM:25

MM:55
MM:30
MONDAY Welcome and introductions by moderator
Mr. Linnar Viik, Co-Founder of e-Governance Academy
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker speech
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Afairs, Estonia
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Afairs and International Cooperation, The United Arab Emirates
MONDAY Keynote session on Global Outlook in the Light of COVID-19
Rt. Hon Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
MONDAY Keynote speaker – The Importance of Public-Private Partnership
Mr. Taavi Kotka, IT Visionary, Former Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MONDAY Top Digital Solution in future of Architecture
Mr. Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
23:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
23:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
23:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
23:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
00:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
00:30
Break - 30 minutes
01:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
01:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
01:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic:Architecture starts from location
02:00
Closing of the event

speakers

LINA GHOTMEH
TOPIC: The complex simplicity of human architecture
If we had to choose one word to describe Lina Ghotmeh’s personality and vision it would have to be: Humanist.
ROLAND SNOOKS
TOPIC: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
Roland Snooks is the director of the architecture practice Studio Roland Snooks and research lab Kokkugia.
PETER SOVETNIKOV
TOPIC: Architecture as Poetry
Co-founder of KATARSIS along with Vera Stepanskava, located in St. Petersburg
MARCO CASAGRANDE
TOPIC: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, former mercenary, writer and professor of architecture.
GWYLLIM JAHN
TOPIC: MIXED REALITY
Gwyllim Jahn is the co-founder and CCO of Fologram, a Melbourne based design research practice and technology startup building a platform for designing and making in mixed reality.
TOMOMI HAYASHI
TOPIC: Architecture starts from location
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 2005, 2009 and 2019.
GILLES  RETSIN
TOPIC: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
Programme Director of the M.Arch Architectural Design at UCL, the Bartlett School of Architecture.