A talk focusing on the Global Agenda – and the need to scale up the implementation of sustainable construction, now – and on the role of the architect in a designprocess, fastly adapting to new innovations and possibilities from the wood industry; How can we secure quality on all levels – education, design, implementation and management of our built environment?

Part 1: The need to act now
Mita Sen, Programme Management Officer, Forest Affairs, UN Forum on Forests Secretariat | Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations, USA
Mia Crawford, Coordinator 2030 Agenda, Deputy Director Global Agenda, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Stockholm, Sweden

Part 2: The Process / The Industry
Jerker Lessing, Director Research and Development at BoKlok, Adjunct professor at Stanford University, Teaching and doing research about Industrialized Construction, Sweden/USA
Ivan Rupnik, Founding Partner at MOD X, Ph.D. focused on Offsite Architecture from Harvard University. Assoc. Professor at Northeastern Univeristy Arch, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Part 3: How to – from city-level to building-level
Monica von Schmalensee, Architect and partner at White Arkitekter, Stockholm, President of the
Council of Sustainable Cities 2018-2020, Sweden.
Chester Weir, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Senior Mass Timber Architect, Design Division of Katerra, USA
Sandra Frank, Co-Founder and EVP Marketing & Global Movement på ARVET Trä, Sweden

Moderator: Mark Isitt, journalist, architecture critic, Sweden.

Register here or send an email to woodlifesweden@si.se.
Make sure to write “Agenda” in the subject line. We look forward to meet you!
Link to join Webinar: https://svenskainstitutet.zoom.us/j/84388356434

Woodlife Sweden | Challenges in future of cities is arranged by the Swedish Institute, Architects Sweden and the Swedish Consulate General in New York in collaboration with Swedish Wood, Swedish Forest Industries, Arvet, White, Wingårdhs and Tengbom