Berlin Exhibit and Symposium Highlights Resilient Planning Through Collaborative Design

December 5, 2014 - January 22, 2015

6:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Aedes Am Pfefferberg
Christinenstraße 18-19
Berlin
Germany

Rebuild by Design’s unique process and innovative resilience solutions are headed to Berlin. The Aedes Archicture Forum is highlighting RBD’s approach to resilience in a new exhibition and symposium, part of the ANCB program “Phoenix Reloaded: Rethinking Disaster Responses, Preparedness and Prevention,” which seeks to draw out lessons from past catastrophes and stimulate a new vision for the future of disaster management and preparedness.

“Phoenix Reloaded,” up through January 22, emphasizes Rebuild by Design’s role in bringing together community members, government representatives, and spatial designers to work with and learn from each other in order to develop forward-thinking solutions for resilience. Events are held at Aedes Network Campus Berlin, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

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Opening: Friday, 5 December 2014, 6:30 pm

Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Kees van Laarhoven, Counsellor for Infrastructure and Environment, Embassy of the Netherlands Berlin
Henk Ovink, Principal, Rebuild by Design and Senior Advisor of the former US Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

Symposium: December 6, 2014, 10:00 am.

Welcome

Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
Loek ten Hagen, Cultural Attaché, Dutch Embassy Berlin
Henk Ovink, Principal, Rebuild by Design and Senior Advisor of the former US Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Washington DC

Keynote Address

Klaus Jacob, Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York
Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, New York

Rebuild by Design Projects Presentation

Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design, New York

Panel 1: Strategies of Resilience – Players and Processes

Matthijs Bouw, Principal, One Architecture, Amsterdam
Dawn Zimmer, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey
Damaris Reyes, Executive Director, Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), New York
Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design, New York
Marco Kusumawijaya, Director, Rujak Center for Urban Studies, Jakarta
Moderator: Henk Ovink, Principal, Rebuild by Design and Senior Advisor of the former US Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Washington DC

Panel 2: Strategies of Resilience – Tools and Implementation
Daniel Kerber, Founder, morethanshelters, Berlin
Georgeen Theodore, Partner, Interboro, New York
Helmut Meyer, Managing Director, Transsolar, Stuttgart/Paris
Christoph Stroschein, Managing Director, German Association for System Innovation (GESI), Berlin
Moderator: Henk Ovink, Principal, Rebuild by Design and Senior Advisor of the former US Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Washington DC

“Natural disasters and their devastating aftermath are increasingly becoming a reality for many communities around the world. The exhibition will focus on a new approach to disaster management and preparedness by the Rebuild by Design initiative, that was founded as a response to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The storm covered an area more than one thousand miles in diameter along the Northeast Coast of the United States. Chosen through a competition, Rebuild by Design selected ten international, interdisciplinary teams to work on focused intensive research and proposals in collaboration with neighborhood stakeholders throughout the Sandy-affected region to improve local and regional resilience.”

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