Georgios Sarantakos will take part in the following conference in Lausanne:
“To rebuild doesn’t have to mean to grow and grow and grow. It can also mean to reduce.” – Martina Kühne, PhD
The world is at a crossroads, with cities at the forefront of sustainable development and reimagining what urban life can be. On October 19, 2023, over 100 guests gathered for our event titled “Reimagining Living: Building within our Planet’s Limits.” This event, part of our 20th anniversary series, encouraged attendees to explore radically new ways of living, building, and designing our cities.
Bringing together a diverse range of perspectives from Switzerland and the Bay Area, the event will raise critical questions about the essence of a city and challenged conventional wisdom.
Keynote speakers at the event will offer insights into the future of cities and urban life:
Following these insightful speeches, a panel discussion will discuss the importance of breaking silos and the interconnected nature of politics and our collective future. The panelists included:
In a world facing increasing urbanization and environmental challenges, events like “Reimagining Living” provide a platform for rethinking the future of our cities. As we navigate this pivotal moment in history, the question remains: can we rebuild and redefine our cities within the limits of our planet? The event encouraged attendees to explore this question and more, offering hope and inspiration for a sustainable urban future.
The event will take place thanks to collaborative efforts of organizations such as FUSTIC, EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), Enterprise for Society Center (E4S), and kühne wicki / Future Stuff. Innovaud sponsor the event, and it receives support from the ECAL University of Art and Design Lausanne, Future City Alliance (SmartCity Alliance & CityZen), and Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities.