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Join us for a talk with architect Julia Barfield as we spotlight the #ArtForYourWorld campaign to celebrate WWF's 60th anniversary and The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The campaign aims to raise awareness of the current climate crisis by creating a meaningful connection between art and the environment, for the month of November.

This talk will explore how Marks Barfield Architects works collaboratively with clients and colleagues to make the fundamental shift needed to ensure that the needs of their clients and society are met without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report of October 2018, written by top scientists, warned of a global catastrophe within twelve years if the world did not wake up to the consequences of a climate and biodiversity emergency.

In May 2019 Architects Declare was launched together with other voluntary groups to galvanise appropriate action within the construction industry – which is responsible for 40% of CO2 global emissions. Julia Barfield is a founding member of the steering group, determined to make a difference.

Marks Barfield Architects has strived to build sustainably since the practice was formed over thirty years ago – including The Lightbox, Woking and the recent Cambridge Central Mosque - however the current emergency demands more.

Julia Barfield, MBE RIBA FRSA, is the Managing Director of multi-award-winning practice Marks Barfield Architects. She sits on several quality and award judging panels, examines at the University of Bath, and is an honorary professor at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Wed 3 November 2021, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£12 Adults • £10 Lightbox Members