There is nothing more important than having a house to protect us. So, anciently all our ancestors heeded to its importance. They were using materials available in their region. Accordingly, they could construct their houses cheaply, besides using recyclable materials that can be reused after demolishing the construction.
Nowadays, we marched out these traditions, resulting in more waste to our environment and boosting construction costs that might be unaffordable.
Don't miss the 11th webinar, "Circularity is the new Gravity," dated 3 August 2021. Join Dr. Marwa Dabaieh, associate professor at Malmö University in Sweden in the live webinar "Circularity is the new Gravity."
During the webinar, the following will be discussed: -Vernacular circularity.
-Re-inventing the wheel
- The dark circularity
- Challenges and future prospects
Dr. Marwa Dabaieh is an architect and BioGeometry® practitioner. Her expertise is in sustainable and environmentally conscious architecture. Worked for the last 20 years in the field of zero emission and passive earth buildings, sustainable architectural conservation, climate responsive design, climate neutral architectural design. She is a licensed architect since 2001.
Received her bachelor’s degree in architecture from Egypt then earned a master’s degree in environmental planning and design followed by a PhD in conservation of vernacular architecture in 2011 from Lund University in Sweden.
Her research focus is passive and carbon neutral low-tech vernacular methods and their adaptation for contemporary energy efficient and zero carbon building practice. Mainly She tend to apply transdisciplinary approaches in my research work following a human centered participatory design method.
She received the Swedish Elna Bengtssons foundation prize for scientific research in 2012 for her PhD project. Published over 60 manuscripts and four books beside lecturing in the fields of vernacular architecture, sustainable and environmental design, energy efficient buildings, zero emission design, carbon neutral architecture, sustainable conservation, design and build with natural materials and BioGeometry®.
As a practitioner, she participated in several design projects in Egypt, MENA region and Europe.
In 2018, She was appointed as full professor in sustainable and environmental architecture at Aalborg university in Denmark where she was the head of the sustainable architecture research lab. Currently She is a Docent and associate professor at Malmö University in Sweden. Working in a Crafoord funded project on climate resilient architecture called 'Z free home'. While still working with a continuation for the minus carbon and plus energy refugee shelters and a FORMAS funded project on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for people at the margins.
Looking forward to seeing you
Tuesday, 3 August 2021 | 07:00 To 08:00 PM Cairo (GMT+2)