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British Council in partnership with Pomeroy Studio presented:
Balance is the new normal - The effects of Covid-19 on future built-environment thinking
by Prof. Jason Pomeroy

on Thursday 27 August 2020 at 17:00

*Singapore Sign Language Interpretation was made available during the lecture.

About the lecture
Prof. Pomeroy investigated challenges faced by the built environment, and how the complexity added by Covid-19 necessitates globally resilient prompts for future built-environment thinking.

In this lecture, Prof. Pomeroy discussed how Covid-19 has transformed the way in which we use space to live, work, play or learn and has necessitated an evolution in the way we perceive, educate and potentially (re)design our cities, buildings and landscapes. Whilst the immediate natural inclination is for an increase in spatial proportions to allow for social distancing, the city has, for centuries, evolved into its increasingly high-density guise as the product of Man's need for convergence - regardless of the economic, political, religious and/or cultural motivation. Such migratory patterns to cities have yielded the urban habitats that we inhabit today, and whilst Covid-19 continues to be a disruptive influence on those patterns, our responses should be as equally socio-culturally weighted as they are spatial.

About the Speaker
Prof. Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic and TV presenter, regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable design. He gained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the Canterbury School of Architecture, a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from the University of Westminster. He is the Founding Principal of Singapore-based sustainable urbanism, architecture, design and research firm Pomeroy Studio, and sustainable education provider, Pomeroy Academy.

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About Pomeroy Studio and Pomeroy Academy

Pomeroy Studio and Pomeroy Academy are designers and thought leaders of sustainable built environments. Both the Studio and Academy bridge the gap between industry and academia by applying research to inform the decisions taken in the design of projects - from the macro-scale of cities to the micro-scale of buildings. This is made possible by an 'Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Sustainable Design' (E-BISD) approach that positions them at the forefront of the green agenda. This is further supported by close collaborations with some of the leading academic institutions in the world.

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