'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!
Can Architecture Fix: The Water's Edge?
This week we are asking: Can Architecture Fix the Water's Edge! It’s the last episode of this season, and we’ve come back to our hometown Oslo for a conversation with Jenny Mäki. Jenny, along with producer Ingjerd Kleivan and host Rebekah Schaberg, was a co-editor of the Out of the Blue book anthology where all of the stories you’ve heard this season (and more) were first chronicled. In this interview, we talk about how the studio’s blue focus all began, and about the Harbor Promenade project which is one of the main reasons White arkitekter established a studio in Oslo.For more information about the Harbor Promenade project, please visit our website at www.whitearkitekter.com. You can find Jenny Mäki on Instagram @jenny.maki or on facebook @Jenny.ME.Maki.Send us an email at Oslo@white.se
Can Architecture Fix: Industrial Boom and Bust?
This week we are asking: Can Architecture Fix Industrial Boom and Bust!Thomas Riis is an architect and member of the Greenland Counsel of Cultural Heritage. Thomas wrote an article for our Out of the Blue book which chronicled the story about how the fishing industry quickly changed waterfront sites around Greenland that had previously been completely untouched, and how that industry just as quickly disappeared, leaving remnants of a community behind. These sites have since become a point of contention in the cultural heritage discussion.You can see images of the Nordafar fish processing facility before the clean up on Lisa Germany Photographyhttps://world.lisagermany.com/nordafar-abandoned-fish-processing-factory-near-nuuk/
Can Architecture Fix: Living in Tropical Floodplains
This week we are asking: Can architecture fix the challenges of living in tropical floodplains?Joran van Schaik and Pieter Ham share a story from Manila Bay in the Philippines, where they along with several collaborators founded the non-profit Finch Floating Homes, and developed a pilot home that might help a community adapt to climate change.If you would like to know more about Finch Floating Homes, you can visit their website at https://www.finchfloatinghomes.com/
Can Architecture Fix: Melting Permafrost?
This week we are asking: Can Architecture Fix the melting permafrost!We’ve invited William Gagnon who is a Green Building Engineer at the Canada mortgage and Housing corporation in innovation and climate. William’s article tells the story about how communities in the Northwest Territories of Canada are dealing with both technical and psychological challenges as glaciers in the territory melt causing rivers to run backwards, and as foundations of peoples homes subside due to melting permafrost.If you would like to find more information about William’s work, you can follow him at williamgagnon.ca, and on both twitter and instagram under the handle wgagnon. You can also read more articles from William on medium.com under the handle @gagnon.will.williamgagnon.ca twitter.com/wgagnon instagram.com/wgagnon https://firstname.lastname@example.org/decarbonizing-northern-canada-heal-the-land-and-support-the-people-bc9482f7d6bf
Can Architecture Fix: Urban Water Management?
This week we are asking: Can Architecture Fix Urban Water Management? And it’s a story from our own home town, Oslo! We’ve invited Tharan Fergus who is a Senior Engineer and Project Developer at the Oslo Municipal Water and Sewage Management Department. If you would like to learn more about Oslo’s initiative to reopen the rivers and waterways, you can find it on their website at www.oslo.kommune.no. Unfortunately most of the publications about the project are only available in Norwegian at this time, but some information can be found if you search for ‘reopening waterways’ on their portal.
Can Architecture Fix: Flash Flooding?
We’re kicking off the first episode with Øystein Grønning at the architectural practice Migrant where we ask: Can Architecture Fix: Flash flooding? If you would like to learn more about Øystein’s office Migrant you can find it online on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/migrantnorway/.
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