Free and open to the public
Curator Scott Burnham leads a tour of NatureStructure, a global overview showcasing dozens of architectural and design projects that work in harmony with nature to heal and restore ecosystems and make cities more resilient and sustainable
From the “Sand Engine”, a system that uses the tide to distribute sand along the Netherland’s urbanized coastline to reverse erosion to a “bee highway” in Norway that feeds and nurtures endangered pollinators as they migrate across built-up areas to “Culture Urbaine”, a bridge in Geneva that uses algae to consume the CO2 of passing cars and transform it into nutrient-rich food source; NatureStructure presents a new model for urban systems, showing how reconnecting the city to nature and natural process is essential for a resilient, sustainable, and livable urban future.
“A different relationship between built and natural environments is needed for a healthy and sustainable future. The Norwegians have a phrase for it: “Spille på lag med naturen.”—“To play on the same team as nature.”—Scott Burnham, Curator.
After the tour, there will be time for a Q&A session.
NatureStructure is on view at BSA Space through September 23, 2018. Free and open to the public.
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The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. That’s 150 years of design professionals working together to build often inventive and creative buildings for this city and for the people who live in it. It’s really quite amazing—150 years of progress, innovation, standard-setting, collaboration, and community building.
Other initiatives marking the 150th anniversary may include: an exhibition timeline at BSA Space focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years, weekly essays from a leader or ally of the organization, and plaques to be mounted on design award winning buildings.