We are so excited to announce that the One-and-Only Pr. Carlo Ratti will deliver an exceptional keynote at our Annual Get Together on December 13th.
An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK.
He’s also currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization.
Content of his keynote
The way we live, work, and play is very different today than it was just a few decades ago, thanks in large part to a network of connectivity that now encompasses most people on the planet. In a similar way, today we are at the beginning of a new technological revolution: the Internet is entering the physical space – the traditional domain of architecture and design – becoming an “Internet of Things” or IoT. As such, it is opening the door to a variety of applications that – in a similar way to what happened with the first wave of the Internet – can encompass many domains: from production to citizen participation, from energy to mobility to public hygiene, all of which requiring new insights due to the changes brought forth by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Program of the event
-18:00 Door open
-18:30 Welcoming speech by Idriss
-19:10 keynote Carlo Ratti
-19:50 Innovative Building Awards