AHRA climate statement

December 02 2019

climate statement

In light of the global ecological crisis, the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) is declaring a climate emergency.  As an international architectural research association, we acknowledge and support the various declarations on climate change that are starting to emerge, and we will endeavour to foreground environmental and social justice in our activities and approaches.

Architecture and urbanism are critical to the history of the planetary environmental crisis, yet also to the earth's possible futures. Responses to the crisis are needed from different aspects of the discipline, including those from practice and from schools of architecture, as we have seen.

The architectural research community is crucial to these struggles, and the AHRA is committed to supporting and promoting critical, inter-disciplinary, experimental research that seeks to understand past architectures and propose ways to act beyond the technical, employing ecological thinking towards new politics and relations. We engage with architectural humanities that open to the non-human, with the planet and other species.

December 2019