Working at the interplay between sustainability and security, architecture must address complex challenges to respond to concerns pertaining to the global supply chain and the built environment.
In collaboration with the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Chilean architect and curator of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2016, Alejandro Aravena, invited thought leaders to join a debate on sustainability and security, during the final week of the Biennale. The panel addressed the impact of security issues on the future of architecture as a discipline. Reporting from the Front: Sustainability vs. Security examined themes that have emerged at Reporting from the Front, and displayed them through the perspective of “real life reports” discussed by key professionals in the forefront of architecture and sustainability. Moderator Rolf Soiron, chairman of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, inspired panelists Alejandro Aravena, Jonathan Ledgard, Milinda Pathiraja and Robert Mardini to discuss practical solutions. The full panel discussion was published online.
The public discussion took place on Friday, November 25 2016, at La Biennale di Venezia. PLANE—SITE promoted the event’s visibility and attendance, coordinated documentation and content production.