BUILDING HUMAN DIGNITY INTO THE HEART OF FUTURE CITIES

Organized by Rafto Foundation and Institute for Human Rights and Business.

This event brings together for lively conversation a panel of thought leaders from international architecture practices, Norway’s leading schools of architecture, and human rights experts to explore what it means to embed human rights into the physical form of cities. Are schools of architecture and faculties of the built environment equipping students with the right tools to promote dignity, fairness and inclusion in their work? What does it mean to be a ‘human rights city’ at a time of political, social and economic instability?

Date: December 5. / 13:00-15:00

Location: Evolve Arena / Norway Trade Fairs

Speakers:

Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt – Executive Director, Rafto Foundation for Human Rights – What does it mean to be a ‘human rights city’?

Gudrun Molden, Architect and Partner, HLM – Promoting human dignity through design

Eirik Glambek Bøe, Architectural Psychologist – Rethinking design to restore the ‘Agora’ in cities

Anders Rubing, Architect and teacher, Bergen School of Architecture – Freedom vs security in public spaces

Natalie Galea, Post-doctoral researcher, Australian Human Rights Institute, University of New South Wales – Women in the construction industry

Moderator: Frances House, Deputy Chief Executive, IHRB

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