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CAADRIA 2022 - Post Carbon - Keynote Panel Discussion 4

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CAADRIA 2022 - Post Carbon

Keynote Roundtable 4
Knowledge Systems and Culture

Please join us for this free face to face panel discussion of CAADRIA 2022.

To conclude this conference we ask: In which way can computational design, analysis and frameworks support our understanding of natural conditions in our cities, inform the planning, design, and delivery of built environment and sustainable projects – all to help humans to develop meaningful connections with Ecology, Country and Living Species?

There is evidence that increasingly, multi-expert teams collaborate to plan for events of Climate Change including fire, drought, and flooding through sustainable land and water use practices. Here recent projects range from the contribution of tree canopies to generate better climatic conditions in dense urban zones to developing guidelines and measurement systems that enable us to better understand the complex interactions and quality affordances across connected and interacting SDGs.

One can witness new approaches to cultural landscapes beyond human-centred design that consider ethical and just multispecies cohabitation and interaction. Indigenous knowledge guided by people and communities is drawn upon for valuing, respecting and working with the country, supporting health and wellbeing is one example for change. Similarly, Artificial Intelligence can provide frameworks for knowledge systems to contribute to resilient future cities. How can these topics merge into a new knowledge system to create cultures for a new ecology approach?

The discussion in this face to face panel aims to unpack the opportunities, opening crucial aspects and demands that could be addressed and further developed through current computational design methods, thinking, and tools. As the last panel in the Roundtable series, we seek to generate here discussion on and pathways for the future, and establish a platform for the CAADRIA community with researchers, experts and thinkers. We invite speakers to share their work, experiences, provocations, thought frames and reports across the fields of Indigenous Knowledge, Artificial Intelligence, Urban Heat Islands, Multispecies Justice and Resilient Communities. By addressing the many dimensions of Climate Change for a different Culture of Ecology, beyond a mere human driven or technology focused worldview.


  • Danielle Celermajer (SEI Sydney Environmental Institute)
  • Dr Sebastian Pfautsch (WSU)
  • Jorge Chapa (GBCA Green Building Council Australia)
  • Prof Toby Walsh (Scientia Professor AI UNSW)
  • Amanda Sturgeon (Regenerative Design Lead, Mott Macdonald, Australia)
  • Michael Mossman (USyd, Associate Dean Indigeneous)

Prof Robyn Dowling (Dean ADP, The University of Sydney)

For more information please visit the conference website.

Conference organisers: University of SydneyUniversity of Technology Sydney, UNSW

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