Social Architecture: Creating the Space for Community Innovation?

Have you ever heard a Hong Konger complain about having too much space, or too much innovation? As cities race to construct skyscrapers that only become taller and taller each year, how many of us have actually had to time to reflect on our relationship with this so called ‘urban jungle’?

Join us for a talk with Cesar Harada to discuss social architecture from both physical and abstract perspectives. He will also introduce his unorthodox architectural experiments in Paris, London, Madrid and Hong Kong, and explain how architecture can serve self-sustainability and community innovation.

This talk will be delivered in English.



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Cesar Harada is a French-Japanese Inventor, Environmentalist and Entrepreneur, currently developing the Protei – a revolutionary shape shifting sailing robot. He is a TED Senior Fellow, Unreasonable at Sea Entrepreneur, Figures of Progress (by GOOD and IBM), and passionate about “Open Hardware for the Environment” with a strong focus on ocean communities and technologies.

Cesar is a graduate from the Royal College of Arts London, Design Interactions Department, and worked at MIT Boston USA as Project Leader, Construction Manager of the iHub in Nairobi Kenya, and recently at Goldsmiths University, London. Cesar won the Hong Kong StartMeUp Grand Award, led the Open-H2O (former Open-Sailing) to win the ARS Electronica Golden Nica [Next Idea] (Austria) and the VIDA awards of Fundacion Telefonica (Spain).



7:30 PM @ salon 10