Crisis? What Crisis?

ARCHIDES Public Lecture Series

Online lecture by Florian Busch
Thursday, December 10, 5:00 pm – Beirut Time
Stream on: Microsoft Teams Live
Link: https://bit.ly/3ge3Ged

The world is currently experiencing that a crisis, once declared, can
become the most powerful catalyst for change. Urgency triggers action at
a speed and scale otherwise inconceivable.
Japan’s history of relentlessly recurring disasters has made the
embracing of the opportunities every crisis brings both necessary and
innate. Instability has become a fertile ground for the new, impermanence
a strategy, diversity an ongoing outcome.
Weaving connections between destruction and adaptation, continuity,
and resilience, urbanism and food, the lecture explores the potential for
architecture in the context of crises.

Florian Busch is an architect based in Tokyo. After graduating from the
Architectural Association in London, he worked with Toyo Ito for five
years before opening Florian Busch Architects in 2009. In its first ten
years, the office has produced a remarkable body of work: A wide
spectrum of structures and buildings — cultural centres, libraries,
museums, and some of the world’s most unusual houses — have led to
awards and made Florian Busch a much sought after architect, both in
Japan and around the world. At the core of the work is the understanding
of architecture as an open process. Drawing on a global network of the
industry’s top experts, FBA begins every project by devising strategies of
collaboration to reach beyond the imagined. Florian Busch has been invited as a speaker, lecturer, and guest critic at institutions world-wide.