Associate Professor of Architecture and Design at RMIT, Dr Esther Charlesworth, discusses the concept of humanitarian architecture.
The video introduces humanitarian architecture as an emerging field of design, and introduces how RMIT is involved in this. Upbeat music plays throughout the video.
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Title: Dr Esther Charlesworth, Associate Professor of Architecture and Design
Dr Esther Charlesworth: I’d like to lead my students with a sense of self-empowerment, with the idea that they can create change in a really chaotic world.
Humanitarian Architecture is an emerging field of design. Architects are working with other professional groups to come forward with strategies in re-building communities after the event of a natural or civil disaster.
RMIT is involved in humanitarian architecture through supporting the work of Architects Without Frontiers, supporting the work of building the community in Vietnam and several local communities in need, such as Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula.
As an academic, if you can’t be innovative then how are the young architects of tomorrow supposed to be inspired?
Inspiration is all about innovation.
My name is Esther Charlesworth; I’m an Associate Professor in Architecture at RMIT University.
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