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Environmental Futures: Architecture & Green Technologies in the Lithium Triangle

19 October 2017 | 4pm – 8pm

Kensington, Courtyard Galleries

Free

In a context of transition from fossil fuels to “clean” energy the MA Environmental Architecture programme at the Royal College of Art announces a four-year research project on the environmental consequences of lithium extraction. The research will focus on Chile, Argentina and Bolivia - an area also known as the “lithium triangle”, and will be developed in collaboration with local research partners including advocacy teams and indigenous organisations.

4–4.30pm
Introduction by Dr. Godofredo Pereira, course leader for the MA Environmental Architecture, RCA.

4.30–5.45pm
Dr. Luciana Martins, Birkbeck “Collecting Biocultural Artefacts in the Amazon: Past, Present & Future Encounters”.
Xavier Ribas, Brighton University “Traces of Nitrate”.

6–7.30pm
Keynote lecture by Dr. Alonso Barros “Reclaiming Futures: the Atacama Desert, Water Justice and Lithium in the Energy Transition”.

Response by Dr. Sarah Teasley, RCA.