"Einst gefeiert, heute kritisiert," in Vorbei mit CO2?

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The most commonly used building material in the world is also the most harmful to the environment. A dilemma that the construction industry has to face. Is a future for building without cement even conceivable? Architectural historian Kim Förster believes that we should first take a critical look at the history of materials and the decarbonization narrative of this controversial material. He has been researching the history of the cement industry at the University of Manchester since 2019. In his research and teaching, Förster reveals the complicity of architectural theory and history in the consolidation of an industry with devastating global consequences.

Period2 Feb 2024

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  • TitleEinst gefeiert, heute kritisiert. Kim Förster zur Umweltgeschichte des Zements
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBaunetz Campus
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date2/02/24
    DescriptionThe most commonly used building material in the world is also the most harmful to the environment. A dilemma that the construction industry has to face. Is a future for building without cement even conceivable? Architectural historian Kim Förster believes that we should first take a critical look at the history of materials and the decarbonization narrative of this controversial material. He has been researching the history of the cement industry at the University of Manchester since 2019. In his research and teaching, Förster reveals the complicity of architectural theory and history in the consolidation of an industry with devastating global consequences.
    Producer/AuthorSorana Radulescu
    URLhttps://www.baunetz-campus.de/focus/vorbei-mit-co2-8481538
    PersonsKim Foerster