Architecture, Indigenous Design, Sustainability & Climate Change

Supervisors: Prof. Monica Lavagna (POLIMI) and A/Prof. Elizabeth Grant (RMIT) with Industry Mentor Giulia Galluccio (CMCC)

Option 1 Vernacular architecture and climate change

Project: The project focuses on climate change adaptations of Indigenous architecture in fragile settings. Indigenous and local knowledges play significant roles in maintaining the socio-ecological resilience of local built environments. Climate change vulnerability of Indigenous contemporary and traditional architectures and settlement planning requires the definition of strategies strengthening the adaptive capacity in the context of climate change, in balance with local culture/s and global adversity.

 

Option 2 Housing design for climate change adaptation

Project: The project focuses on housing and settlement design for climate change adaptation and mitigation in fragile settings (coastal areas or inland areas) in Europe or Oceania. Sustainable strategies for impact prevention and new design paradigms/strategies for mitigation, adaptation and resilience of residential building and housing settlements, ecologically attentive to particularities of each setting, are required to overcome built environment vulnerability to climate change.

 

Option 3 Housing and cultural resilience

Project: The project focuses on housing and cultural resilience to climate change. Architecture is an expression of cultural practices, traditional knowledges, available materials, resources, socio-spatial norms and belief systems in response to local climates. The aim of the project is to develop strategies with groups in areas imminently threatened by climate change to develop housing models which embody cultural needs leading to greater resilience. Projects working with Indigenous groups in fragile settings are encouraged.

 

 

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Reference

POLIMI-DC1

Research Areas

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Indigenous Architecture & Planning, Sustainability, Settlement Planning, Cultural Sustainability, Architectural resilience & Climate Change

Research Host

The Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI)

PhD awarding institution/s

The Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI) & RMIT University

RMIT University

Other Vacancies

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Mikko Pynnönen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) Juha Kauppinen (Mikkeli Development, Miksei Ltd)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains