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Thursday, May 12

1:30pm PDT

Hygge: Designing Trust, Wellness and Stewardship
Track: International Focus

To live well and to create spaces that support life, we must understand what it means to feel “at home” in the world. The Danish concept of hygge (from a Norwegian verb meaning “to console, to encourage”) embodies several themes essential to the act of dwelling: trust, security, comfort, agency, belonging, equality, ritual. Hygge serves as an engaging lens through which to imagine architecture’s potential positive impacts on the social, emotional, and psychological aspects of well-being as well as indicating environmental behaviors that support cultural sustainability and stewardship. This session will be an encouraging, intimate exchange; an exploration of how the subtle ways that we nourish ourselves can also inform design that fosters complete wellness and community.

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Jennifer Preston

Sustainable Design Director, BKSK Architects
Jennifer Preston leads the development of sustainable architectural solutions fostering wellness. As sustainable design director at BKSK Architects her priority is cooperative process. She integrates research with practice, attending to everything from specification and rating systems... Read More →
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Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts is a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s a little obsessive about connecting practitioners with tools so that their work can thrive environmentally, socially, and economically. Tristan is... Read More →
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James Wilson

Design Research + Philosophy, BKSK Architects
James Wilson is an architectural researcher and philosopher at BKSK Architects in New York City, where he is currently engaged in the integration of parallel environmental analyses and social science research into the firm's design process. Independently, his current research interests... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Westin: Mercer / Denny

3:15pm PDT

Latin-American Diversity: México (Diversidad Latinoamericana: México)
Track: International Focus

The real Living Future Challenge is to recognize and celebrate diversity with the sensitivity of common goals through diverse paths and different realities. We'll examine the process of cultural translation, which goes beyond the language differences of the rest of the world - including Latin America. In this case, we will present Mexico and the experiences we've had in the process of establishing the International Living Future Institute mystique with the first buildings in the certification process. (This session will be presented in Spanish with accompanied translation).

El verdadero reto de Living Future consiste en reconocer y celebrar la diversidad con la sensibilidad de alcanzar objetivos comunes recorriendo diversos caminos a través de distintas realidades. Proceso de traducción cultural que va más allá de solamente las diferencias de la lengua en el resto del mundo incluyendo Latinoamérica. En este caso, presentaremos México y las experiencias en el proceso de establecer la mística del ILFI con las primeras edificaciones en proceso de certificación.  

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avatar for Carolyn Aguilar

Carolyn Aguilar

Architect + Dean, Universidad Iberoamericana Department of Architecture
Carolyn is an architect trained in Mexico and Urban Designer trained in the UK. In December 2016 she obtained her Ph.D. in History at Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO). Dr. Aguilar-Dubose has taught at IBERO for 25 years, has received two Outstanding Teacher Awards, and is the first... Read More →
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José Luis Gutiérrez Brezmes

Co-chair of Living Future Council of Latin America, Faculty, Department of Architecture at IBERO
Arquitecto y Maestro en Comunicación por la Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México (IBERO) con experiencia en diseño y construcción de 30 años. Académico investigador en el Departamento de Arquitectura de la UIA. Miembro y consejero de Libre Acceso A.C. desde 1999. Miembro... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Lirusso

Alejandro Lirusso

Co-chair of Living Future Council of Latin America, CEO at bioe and BIOtehnik Mexico
He studied a Bachelor's degree in business administration at ITESM on Campus Estado Mexico and hydraulic systems at CEAC from Barcelona, Spain. He’s CEO of BIOe where they designed the first projects in Latin America under the Living Building Challenge, Net Positive Energy and... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: St. Helen's