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Shigeru Ban in conversation with Martha Thorne and David Goodman

Sustainability at the center of architecture and design

Segovia 2021 , 

Eleven years after his first participation in the Hay Festival Segovia, in which he advocated for social responsibility in architecture, renowned Japanese architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Shigeru Ban, returns to Segovia to converse with Martha Thorne, Dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design, and David Goodman, architect, professor and associate dean of the school. This time they will talk about how sustainability must be at the core of any design process and about the importance of new generations of architects.

Shigeru Ban was recently appointed Ambassador to the EU New European Bauhaus, an initiative to promote a cultural and sustainable movement in the European Union at the highest level and to help Europe to move to a circular economy. At the Hay Festival, he will also present some of his latest projects that range from university buildings, to museums, an airport and disaster relief projects. Additionally, he will also talk about his paper tube structures and a next initiative to be developed on the IE campus in Segovia.


Shigeru Ban will participate remotely from Japan.