The sharing economy, online services, and new technologies are radically
changing the way we live in cities. This revolution is shaping a new generation of urban residents—one that is less rooted, possessive, and dependent, but also lonelier, more instable, and more impersonal. This especially impacts the younger population, which identifies as urban nomads always looking for new solutions that combine the necessities of life with the desire for mobility.
How can we reinvent our urban spaces to fulfill the needs of contemporary
society? How can we integrate mobility into the future of housing? And what
can architects and city makers learn from the tiny house movement?
Join us as architect and engineer Leonardo Di Chiara shares the results of his research to answer these questions and more.
The networking portion of the evening will take place in the showroom of
Hafele (7F). Those interested can see many of the parts Leonardo used in the
creation of his tiny house.
Leonardo’s lecture will carry 1 CPD credit for architects.
About the Speaker
Leonardo Di Chiara is a 29-year-old Italian architect and engineer. He
concentrates his research and professional activity on the field of mobile
architecture, exploring its possible applications within the existing urban
structure. Since 2016, Di Chiara has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Tinyhouse University in Berlin.
In 2017, he designed and built the Tiny House “aVOID,” establishing and
coordinating a team of more than 40 technical sponsors representing some of
the most influential Italian and German companies.
Together with his tiny house, Leonardo was the protagonist of a 16-stage tour
around Europe exhibiting his work in many design museums, including the
Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, and the
MAXXI museum in Rome. For the social value of his work as a designer, he
was selected in 2017 as winner of the Premio Berlino, a prestigious award for
young Italian architects given by Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage and
Activities and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Currently he is engaged in several projects for tiny houses, “special vehicles,” real-estate developments and sustainable tourism strategic plans.
Karl Hahne, Gordon Hatton, and Seth R. Sulkin, Co-Chairs
Andrew Edsall, Vice-Chair
ACCJ Real Estate Committee
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