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Dr Omeasoo Wãhpãsiw: "Space and place matters, but more importantly who designs and who builds it"
"Built spaces are important signifiers to outsiders, and people in power like to think that what they don't see, doesn't exist," says Dr Omeasoo Wahpasiw in this podcast from her popular talk at the Festival of Place. Wahpasiw is Assistant Professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education, and has written about Indigenous feminism and about how Indigenous design-thinking can inform architecture in a 'new-old' way. Wahpasiw is a policy analyst, facilitator and presenter on Indigenous historical issues, and has worked with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. In this podcast she talks about the links between identity and place, and how "identity building spaces" determine how we live our lives
"We're seeking the best talent in Real Estate" Martha Thorne, IE University
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“We see ourselves as social impact developers” Adam Higgins, Capital & Centric
When they started Capital & Centric, they wanted to create award-winning architecture, says co-founder Adam Higgins. Ten years on, it’s about more than that. It's about doing something for the people who don't live in the buildings. Higgins talks working with "ugly" buildings, the barriers to lush landscape architecture, and about the Dutch and Scandi influences behind their Kampus development in Manchester. This podcast is sponsored by the Global Master in Real Estate Development at IE University
David Cowans, Places for People: “We need to be part of the solution”
Why doesn't the property industry work more collaboratively when it comes to tackling climate change and retrofit? David Cowans is Group Chief Executive of Places for People, one of the largest property management and development companies in the UK, which owns or manages 147,000 homes. In this interview, which took place at the Festival of Place, he tackles retrofitting, net zero, modern methods of construction.
Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees on housing, transit, history and Black Lives Matter
The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, was elected in May 2016. On that day Bristol became the first major European city to have elected a mayor of black African heritage. During his first term in office he has overseen the building of over 8,000 homes, announced the development of a mass transit system and provided quality work experiences for over 3,500 children who wouldn’t readily have access. He led the successful bid to bring Channel 4 to Bristol and is leading the city’s response to both the climate and ecological emergencies. Rees sits down with Christine Murray for a live interview with questions from the audience as part of the Festival of Place
Leslie Kern: The making of a Feminist City
How do you design a feminist city, and an intersectional city? What are the questions you should be asking when designing and developing a place? From protest to the Sex in the City, Leslie Kern, author of Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World, moves beyond Jane Jacobs to expose what a just, sustainable and women-friendly city would truly feel like, and how we get there. Live talk from the Festival of Place, followed by an audience Q&A