conferences and events

2017

  • Publication of the encyclopaedia HABITAT: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet by London based publisher Thames & Hudson, with editions in the United States by Abrams Books; France by Flammarion; Germany by Detail and Spain by Blume.
    Coinciding with the publication are:
  • HABITAT Events commencing on 21st September 2017, as part of Climate Week New York City 2017 with an Official Affiliate Event at The Pratt Institute Brooklyn, followed by events in London, Brussels, Milan, COP23 Bonn, Paris, Novosibirsk and Abu Dhabi.
  • The HABITAT Embracing Change Exhibition which will present traditional knowledge systemscase studies for 17 Sustainable Development Goals: created by HABITAT publication contributors, Designed and curated by Dr Sandra Piesik and 3 ideas Ltd.
  • 2017 Climate-KIC Climate Innovation Summit, Milan
  • Keynote speaker at the Global Science Technology and Innovation Conference, Brussels G-STIC 2017 on Socio-economic and environmental potential of indigenous sustainable building materials in the developing world. Implementation of Agenda 2030 and 2020.
  • COP23 Bonn UNFCCC Climate Change Conference

2016

  • COP22 Marrakech Climate Change Conference 7-18 November 2016 Twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12). Green Zone Side Event: Urban and Rural Resilience Programme. Oasis Cities. Adaptation of The Paris Agreement.
  • Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change Conference 27-29 May 2016, British Museum. Organised by The British Museum and The Royal Anthropological Institute. Convenor of the panel The Generation of Climate Knowledge Keynote speaker: Chairman of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation of COP21 Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC Paper: Criteria for the Adaptation and Implementation of COP21 Paris Agreement in the Context of Technology Development and Transfer of Renewable Resources.

2015

2014


publications


2017

  • The Ecologist Vernacular architecture, its craftspeople and our sustainable future
  • BD Why learning to build like our ancestors is essential for the survival of the planet
  • The Guardian Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet, edited by Sandra Piesik – review by Rowan Moore
  • Aesthetica Magazine Revolving Sustainability

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

  • The National, Fame for Bedouin huts built before architects or plans
  • INTBAU, INTBAU Member’s Award-winning Arish House Reconstruction

2010


exhibitions


  • 2017- HABITAT Embracing Change Exhibition coinciding with the publication HABITAT: Vernacular Architecture for A Changing Planet.
  • 2015 – Qasr Al Hosn Festival 2015 Abu Dhabi
  • 2014 – Venice Architectural Biennale, Fundamentals Curated by Rem Koolhaas, the UAE National Pavilion
  • 2013 – Support from the United Nations Women’s Guild for an Exhibition in Geneva on:     Date Palm Industry. A Holistic Concept for Environmental and Economic Eco-Systems
  • 2012 – The Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London
    The first European exhibition Arish: Palm – Leaf Architecture in the United Arab Emirates, held at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) in London , 16 April – 25 May 2012. Design and curated by Sandra Piesik. Collaboration with Buro Happold Article 25 and Alexander Maitland.
    Thames & Hudson Arish: Palm Leaf Architecture at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG
  • 2012 – Buro Happold: Innovators in the Field, London
    Project featured: Arish Palm-Leaf Sculpture. The first structure to be designed and constructed with date palm leaves in Europe. Project in collaboration with Buro Happold and Imperial College, London.
  • 2012 – London Festival of Architecture 2012
  • 2011 – AR Emerging Architecture Awards, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2010 – AR Emerging Architecture Awards, The Royal Institute of British Architects, London

Image credit: Ain Salah, Algeria © Google Earth, Digital Globe