The Global Climate Ghetto

4 October '18 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Join Dr Adrian Lahoud, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, and Amb Lumumba Di-Aping, Chair of Rights of Future Generations Working Group, for a critical look at the impact of climate change, especially on non-emergent poor countries of the South.

Summer scorched everyone and everything in the West. Why hasn’t the world made any progress despite this ‘desolation’? Why did Copenhagen fail and why the diplomatic triumphalism of the Paris Accord’s march to nowhere? Why are the global powers blind to the plight of the non-emergent poor countries of the South? What ought to be done?

The Sharjah Architecture Triennale is the first major international exhibition of architecture to focus on the Global South. The inaugural edition, scheduled to open in November 2019, is curated by Dr Lahoud and the theme, on the ‘Rights of Future Generations’, is a response to the catastrophic impact of climate change on our planet.

As part of this initiative, a working group led by Amb Lumumba Di-Aping is being formed with the intention of drafting a Convention on the Rights of Future Generations; this lecture marks the launch of this effort.



The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL


Royal College of Art in conjunction with Victoria & Albert Museum and Sharjah Architecture Triennial

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