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Environmental Futures: Architecture & Green Technologies in the Lithium Triangle

19 October 2017 | 4pm – 8pm

Kensington, Courtyard Galleries


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.

Introduction by Dr. Godofredo Pereira, course leader for the MA Environmental Architecture, RCA.

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

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.