4 episodes

This season of the RAIC Podcast on Architecture is part of a series of activities and events leading up to the 2021 RAIC Congress on Architecture. Held on October 4, 2021 —World Architecture Day  — the inaugural Congress will address Climate Action and Architecture in Canada.

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This season of the RAIC Podcast on Architecture is part of a series of activities and events leading up to the 2021 RAIC Congress on Architecture. Held on October 4, 2021 —World Architecture Day  — the inaugural Congress will address Climate Action and Architecture in Canada.

    RAIC Podcast on Architecture S01E04

    RAIC Podcast on Architecture S01E04

    In the fourth and final episode of this season’s RAIC Podcast on Architecture, RAIC Congress on Architecture Steering Committee member Joanne Perdue talks with World Green Building Council CEO, Cristina Gamboa about how the World Green Building Council’s network is taking action to deliver a net-zero carbon, healthy, resilient, and equitable built environment.
     

    Cristina Gamboa
    CEO, World Green Building Council


    Cristina Gamboa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) — a global action network comprised of 70 Green Building Councils, catalyzing the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere. An influential and inspirational leader in the field of sustainability, Cristina is passionate about radical cross-sector collaboration to bolster systemic change and make this the decade for net-zero emissions. She practices a holistic approach to sustainability, focusing on the social and economic benefits as well as environmental impacts. Cristina leads WorldGBC's coordination of the monumental Cities and Built Environment Day at COP26.


    Joanne Perdue
    Associate Vice President, Sustainability at the University of Calgary


    Joanne Perdue is a Canada Clean50 honoree, former Board member of the Canada Green Building Council, a member of the RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments and the RAIC Congress Steering Committee and is a licensed architect with the Alberta Association of Architects. Joanne is currently the Associate Vice President, Sustainability at the University of Calgary, she has been instrumental in advancing the university’s Climate Action Plan and sustainable buildings practice in concert with advancing the broader Institutional Sustainability Strategy. 

    • 32 min
    RAIC Podcast on Architecture S01E03

    RAIC Podcast on Architecture S01E03

    In this season’s third episode, RAIC Congress on Architecture Steering Committee member Mona Lemoine talks with Wanda Dalla Costa about the role of Indigenous leadership and pedagogy concerning climate action. 


     


    Wanda Dalla Costa
    Institute Professor, Arizona State University
    Principal, Tawaw Architecture Collective 
    Director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative


    Wanda is a member of Saddle Lake Cree Nation, is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program. Indigenous Design Collaborative brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of students, and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Her practice, Tawaw Architecture Collective, is based in Phoenix, Arizona. 
     

    Mona Lemoine
    Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C,  Regenerative Practitioner, RELi AP

    Senior Sustainable Design Specialist, Perkins and Will 


    Mona’s raison d'être is to have a positive impact in the world. A community leader, she helped found the first Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, an experience that formed the basis of her continued advocacy work in sustainability and the built environment. Currently, she chairs the RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments and is a member of the RAIC Congress Steering Committee. In her advisory role at Perkins and Will, Mona enjoys the opportunity to be a resource on a variety of projects–helping to problem solve and inspire people to incorporate sustainability values in their work. Her unique balance of both big picture systems thinking and attention to detail is invaluable in leading and managing teams through the sustainability assessment process. A lifelong learner and adventurer, Mona has lived, studied, and worked abroad in several countries including Venezuela, Japan, and Chile. Being immersed in other cultures and languages has taught her to broaden her perspective and continues to motivate her both personally and professionally.

    • 33 min
    RAIC Podcast on Architecture S01E02

    RAIC Podcast on Architecture S01E02

    In this season’s second episode RAIC Congress on Architecture Steering Committee member Bianca Dahlman talks with Dr. Harriet Harriss about the publication Architects After Architecture and the Climate Crisis curriculum at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. 


    Dr. Harriet Harriss 

    Dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture
     

    Dr. Harriet Harriss (RIBA, ARB, Assoc. AIA, Ph.D., PFHEA, FRSA) is a qualified architect and Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to this, she led the Architecture Research Programs at the Royal College of Art in London. Her teaching, research, and writing focus upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education, and for widening participation in architecture to ensure it remains as diverse as the society it seeks to serve. Dean Harriss has won various awards including a Brookes Teaching Fellowship, a Higher Education Academy Internationalisation Award, a Churchill Fellowship, two Santander Fellowships, two Diawa awards, and a NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and Art) Pioneer Award. Dean Harriss was awarded a Clore Fellowship for cultural leadership (2016-17) and elected to the European Association of Architectural Education Council in summer 2017. Dean Harriss' public consultancy roles include writing national construction curriculum for the UK government's Department for Education and international program validations and pedagogy design and development internationally. Across both academe and industry, Dean Harriss has spoken across a range of media channels (from the BBC to TEDx) on the wider issues facing the built environment, is a recognized advocate for design education and was nominated by Dezeen as a champion for women in architecture and design in 2019.


    Bianca Dahlman
    M. Arch Candidate, B.Env.D, B.A., LEED® AP BD+C


    Bianca works for DFS Inc. Architecture and Design in the field of adaptive re-use and architectural conservation. She strives to preserve resources through honouring and celebrating existing structures. Her student design work at the University of Manitoba was recognized in 2019 by Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders and the Canada Green Building Council’s Students Leading Sustainability Award. This work was guided by Indigenous Architect, Shawn Bailey, and Bianca’s careful application of listening and empathy. While working for Alberta Infrastructure, she promoted net zero energy and net zero carbon design and performance.

    • 41 min
    RAIC Podcast on Architecture S01E01

    RAIC Podcast on Architecture S01E01

    In this season’s first episode, RAIC Congress on Architecture Steering Committee member Louis Conway talks with Seth Klein about mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.  


    To download a full transcript, click here.


    Seth Klein  
    Author, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency (ECW Press, 2020) 
     
    Seth Klein is a public policy researcher and writer based in Vancouver, BC. Between 1996 and 2018, Seth served  as the founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic, and environmental justice. In 2020, Seth published “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.” In this book, Seth explores how we can align our politics and economy with what science says we must do to address the climate crisis. 
     
    Louis Conway 
    Architect AIBC, MRAIC, PMP  
     
    Louis is an architect licensed with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, a certified project management professional and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Between 2014 and 2019, Louis was a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s Post-Disaster Response Advisory Group and supported the Post-Disaster Building Assessment training for architects and related external stakeholder engagement. Louis is also a member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and member of its Climate Migration and Managed Retreat Interest Group. 
     

    This season is hosted by Mona Lemoine, Chair of RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments   
     
    Mona Lemoine 

    Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C,  Regenerative Practitioner, RELi AP
    Senior Sustainable Design Specialist, Perkins and Will 

     

    Mona’s raison d'être is to have a positive impact in the world. A community leader, she helped found the first Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, an experience that formed the basis of her continued advocacy work in sustainability and the built environment. Currently, she chairs the RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments and is a member of the RAIC Congress Steering Committee. In her advisory role at Perkins and Will, Mona enjoys the opportunity to be a resource on a variety of projects–helping to problem solve and inspire people to incorporate sustainability values in their work. Her unique balance of both big picture systems thinking and attention to detail is invaluable in leading and managing teams through the sustainability assessment process. A lifelong learner and adventurer, Mona has lived, studied, and worked abroad in several countries including Venezuela, Japan, and Chile. Being immersed in other cultures and languages has taught her to broaden her perspective and continues to motivate her both personally and professionally.

    • 31 min

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