Waste Architecture and the Sustainble City of the Future


9.00 – 11.00

The intention of the webinar “Waste Architecture” is to introduce the concept of Waste Architecture and the Waste Architecture Platform created by the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) and Arcoplan (Italy). We will also explore how Waste Architecture has been interpreted and developed in the context of the African City of the Future, in Durban, South Africa.


Welcome and introduction
Moderator: Prof. Cristina Trois, South African Research Chair Waste and Climate Change, University of kwaZulu-Natal, IWWG-SARB, South Africa


Introducing the IWWG Waste Architecture Platform
Prof. Cristina Trois, SARCHI Chair in Waste and Climate Change, IWWG-SARB, South Africa

Introduction to Waste Architecture (Glimps of the African City of the Future)
Arch. Antonio Blanco Montero, Researcher SARCHI Chair Waste and Climate Change, Khaya+ABAU Architects South Africa

Experience of Waste Architecture at the Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padova
Dr Stefanos Antoniadis, University of Padova, Italy

The Sustainable Landfill
Logan Moodley, Durban Solid Waste, South Africa

Panel session

Question 1: Which networks of actors and organisations contribute to the globalization of the narratives of
waste architecture?

Question 2: What knowledge and expertise are required to embed Waste Architecture into Environmental
Management policy?

Question 3: Can Waste Architecture become a fundamental element in the decision making process at
municipal level in building sustainable cities?

Question 4: What is your experience in curriculum development around Waste Architecture?

Open discussion: Questions from the audience.

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