Our Deep Adaptation to Climate Change - Short Documentary
Urvi Pawar, a MSD-EBD candidate, explores the vocabularies for sustainability pursued by the students in her program.
"The Millennials from every culture, country and ideology have been exposed to the concept of climate change from an early age. Throughout our maturation, human accountability for climate change has increased. I sensed my coming of age masked with responsibilities of not just adulthood but also environmental protection. In many ways, ethical choices and conundrums encouraged investigations through architecture and environmental building design. In the time spent pondering over climate change and sustainable solutions, I understand that there are multiple vocabularies for sustainability. Each of these vocabularies is defined by culture, lifestyle, and political principles. In India, the unaffordability of resources dictates vernacular architecture that promotes resilience from and interdependence with climate. In America, energy efficiency is regarded as the key pursuit to tranquillize extravagance.
Unlike the past, architect as individuals cannot determine a stylized response as a movement triggered by climate change. The democracy of communities must collectively decide their response. Attributes capable of engaging these communities enough to draw out a map for mitigation will be an architect’s strongest ally." - Urvi Pawar