Adapt with Caution: Diminishing Baselines Ahead
Adapt with Caution: Diminishing Baselines Ahead
April 4
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Free event/ open to the public

Join Aleksandra Jaeschke in her enlightening lecture as she delves into the extraordinary adaptability of the human species. From thriving in diverse environments to reshaping them, we have wielded tremendous influence, yet find ourselves grappling with the consequences of our actions. Amidst a global imperative to confront climate change, we must confront our tendency to acclimate to degradation, accepting diminished conditions as the new norm. In our pursuit of adaptation, we risk overlooking warning signs and dismissing alternatives as antiquated. However, discerning between intelligent adaptation and passive acceptance requires a deeper awareness of environmental, social, and cultural shifts. Join us in exploring the intersection of adaptive intelligence and wisdom, as we navigate the complexities of a changing world.

El Paso museum of Art Energy Auditorium

April 4, 2024

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Aleksandra Jaeschke is an architect and an Assistant Professor of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds a Doctor of Design degree from the Harvard GSD and an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association in London. A book based on her doctoral dissertation, entitled The Greening of America’s Building Codes: Promises and Paradoxes, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in December 2022. She was the winner of the Harvard GSD’s 2019 Wheelwright Prize.

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