Greg Keeffe: Adventures in the Technoscape: Sustainability and the Post-Industrial City

Department of Architecture Fall 2013 Lecture Series

 

Greg Keeffe, the 2013 Hans and Roger Strauch Visiting Critic, is an academic and urban designer with 25 years of experience in sustainability, energy use and its impact on the design of built form, and urban space. He is professor of sustainable architecture and director of research at Queen’s University School of Architecture, Belfast. Previously he held the prestigious Downing Chair of Sustainable Architecture at the Leeds School of Architecture.

Over the past 20 years he has sought to develop a series of theoretical hypotheses about our future existence on the planet, through a series of technological and spatial interventions. Most of his work comes out of a free-thinking, open-ended discussion about how things should be. Keeffe has extensive experience of working closely with architects and planners to develop exciting ways of reinvigorating the city through the application of innovative sustainable technologies, informing his work on the sustainable city as synergistic super-organism.

He is author of the books Means Means Means: Adventures in the Technoscape, Volume 1 and Urban Evolutionary Morphology: The Vestige of City, which develops a model of a new city, that is a cyborg created out of mutually compatible functional elements.

This lecture is part of the Hans and Roger Strauch Lectures Series on Sustainable Design.