The Reconstructing the Future for People and Planet Conference, hosted by Bauhaus Earth and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), takes place at the Casina Pio IV, the PAS headquarters, in the Vatican Gardens. The conference will open with a speech from Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, and will bring together world-renowned scientists, architects, spatial planners, and policy makers to discuss the transformation of the built environment from a driver of climatic and societal crises into a force for planetary regeneration.
The program also includes keynote speeches from Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder of Bauhaus Earth and PAS Academician; and Francis Kéré, architect and this year’s Pritzker Prize Recipient. The June 9 program will conclude with a conversation between Kéré and von der Leyen at the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome.
Reconstructing the Future is available to the public via livestream, June 9 ‒ 10, 2022. For registration, please see here.
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder of Bauhaus Earth and PAS Academician
Francis Kéré, architect and this year’s Pritzker Prize Recipient
Joachim von Braun, Pontifical Academy of Sciences President
Lesley Lokko, architect and curator of next year’s Venice Architecture Biennale
Bjarke Ingels, leading Scandinavian architect
Francesca Bria, President of the Italian National Innovation Fund
Shigeru Ban, 2014 Pritzker Prize Recipient
Andrea Gebhard, President of the German Federal Chamber of Architects
Geoffrey West, President Emeritus of the Santa Fe Institute
Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab
Wael Al Awar, architect and recipient of the 2021 Golden Lion
Sandrine Dixson-Declève, President of the Club of Rome
Archbishop Paul Gallagher
About Bauhaus Earth
Bauhaus Earth is a nonprofit organization, based in Berlin and Potsdam, dedicated to the transformation of the construction sector and building policies into creative forces for environmental preservation and systemic regeneration. Founded in 2019, Bauhaus Earth brings together experts from the fields of architecture and planning, the arts, science, governance, and industry. Through deep-research, demonstration projects and political advocacy, Bauhaus Earth is helping to create buildings, cities, and landscapes that serve our planet and its inhabitants. The Laudes Foundation is a financial supporter and partner of Bauhaus Earth.