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Thursday 15 of November, Main Stage, Building 4, Dubai Design District


1:30 pm:  Registration


1:45 pm:  Welcome Speech by the Curator Massimo Imparato





2-3 pm: Super Interaction Interconnected Transport and Infrastructures


What big-scale mobility solutions can we predict for the next fifty years? What will be the impact of a massive diffusion of autonomous vehicles?

The panel investigates new transportation strategies, and how they will contribute to shape the future of our cities and their relation between

nature and territory.

Moderated by Ivan Parati

Editor Middle East, Compasses magazine


Samantha Cotterell

Architect and Director Design and Overlay – EXPO 2020


Federico Parolotto

Senior Partner, MIC Mobility in Chain


Steven Velegrinis

Architect and Head of Masterplanning, AECOM MEA


3-4 pm: Society in Motion: Communities, Resilience, Place 


We are in need of creating a stronger bond between manmade and natural environments. The recognition of the elements that contribute to create a sense of belonging, to enable communities’ self-development and to empower their resilience are foundation tools to re-imagine the mission of architecture as a tool to express local and cultural identity.


Moderated by Massimo Imparato

Director, School of Sustainability


Khaled Alawadi

Curator UAE Pavilion

16th Architectural Exhibition Biennale di Venezia


Mario Cucinella

Curator Padiglione Italia

16th Architectural Exhibition Biennale di Venezia


Hala Younes

Curator Lebanese Pavilion

16th Architectural Exhibition Biennale di Venezia



4-5 pm: Break            


5-6 pm: Keynote: The Rights of Future Generations


Adrian Lahoud

Dean, School of Architecture, Royal College of Arts 


6-7 pm: Architectural Education 

from the Perspective of the Future of the Profession


Accelerated transition from old to new ways of shaping our environments require to train a new generation of professionals that

are able to addressing new forms of complexity. Architectural education though is still based on assumptions that reflect a society that no longer exist. What educational models can we pursue today in the fields of architecture?


Moderated by Constantin Victor Spiridonidis
Professor of Architecture, Canadian University Dubai


George Katodrytis
Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, AUS


Adrian Lahoud

Dean, School of Architecture, Royal College of Arts

Laura Lee 
Professor of Architecture, Architect, FAIA, Hon FRAIA


7-8 pm: Circular Economies: Adoption and Adaptation


The transition from a linear to a circular economy does not only mean reducing its negative impact on the society and the environment but mainly focuses on generating new business opportunities for small and large operators based on a system that builds long-term societal resilience.


Moderated by Chuloh Jung

Associate Professor, Ajman University Innovation Center


Habiba Al Marashi

Chairperson at Emirates Environmental Group


Carlo Biasia

Projects Architect, Interni Magazine


Jarvis Liu

Co-Founder and CTO at Miniwiz


Hashem Stietiya

Head of Environmental Consulting, Bee’ah



8:00 pm:  Final Remarks by the Curator Massimo Imparato















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