How do we think across scale in addressing the societal challenge of climate and energy transformation? This challenge is typically articulated in broad, universalized terms – yet addressing it requires contextualized and concrete interventions, often at the local scale. In this talk, I will address the problem of working across scale as seen from the perspective of human geography, and draw on examples from research projects by the SpaceLab group at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen. We are particularly interested in how knowledge, policy and solutions are transferred and translated across scales and space. In small auditorium.
The Swiss architects Christoph Flury and Lukas Furrer develop all their works from intimate dialogues with given contexts, spaces and materialities. They approach each task with empatic care for existing conditions for subsequent calibrated releases of the inherent potentials, often also developing 1:1 testing on site. The main aim is to retain the genius loci of a given site and its spaces, and to re-launch these with new meaning and life. Flury + Furrer's works are characterised by a fine combination of no-nonsense directness with great care and understanding for craft and craftsmanship. One of their main body of work so far is the gradual transformation of many spaces in the former industrial factory complex of Sitterwerk, near St. Gallen. In large auditorium. Welcome!