The moratorium is grounded in an on-going a research/pedagogy project on construction materials and extraction, Architecture of Extraction and the seminar at Harvard GSD Material World , and co-organized with B+ (Olaf Grawert, Roberta Jurcic, Angelika Hinterbrandner, and Gregor Zorzi) and moderated by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes.
The first rountable (Stop Construction? 23.04.2021, at Harvard GSD) hosted Cynthia Deng and Elif Erez, Arno Brandlhuber, Noboru Kawagishi, Sarah Nichols, Omar Nagati and Beth Stryker and Ilze Wolff.
The second roundtable (Pivoting Practices, 02.06.2021, at ETH Zurich) discussed what would it mean for architecture and planning professions to shift from building anew to dealing only with an existing stock, what are potential role models, and radical new ways of practicing with Menna Agha (Project Unsettled), Sarah Barth (Countdown 2030), Leon Beck (agn_ethz), Silvia Gioberti (Guerilla Architects) and Kerstin Müller (Zirkular)- co-moderated with Roberta Jurcic.
The third roundtable (Non-Extractive Design, 12.07.2021, V—A—C Zattere) was organized in partnership with the Non-Extractive Architecture residents, discussing their views and ongoing research on designing without depletion, with Connor Cook, Rhiarna Dhaliwal, Elisa Giuliano, Luke Jones, Artem Nikitin, Davide Tagliabue (residents of V—A—C Zattere) and Sofia Pia Belenky (Space Caviar).
The fourth and last roundtable (Seeking Policy, 19.08.2021, San Gimignano Lichtenberg) was hosted in the frame of the Berlin Questions conference, with Manuel Ehlers (Triodos Bank), Saskia Hebert (subsolar* architektur & stadtforschung), Tobias Hönig und Andrijana Ivanda (c/o now), Sabine Oberhuber (turntoo), Deane Simpson (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), and Ramona Pop (Deputy Mayor of Berlin), co-moderated with Angelika Hinterbrandner (B+)
1 Bruno Latour, “Imaginer Les Gestes-Barrières Contre Le Retour À La Production D’avant-Crise" (Analyse Opinion Critique , 2020).