Landscape Processes Discussion Series: Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 7 PM – 8 PM CST

Online Event | Click here to attend and/or register

Kotchakorn Voraakhom, CEO and founding father of Landprocess and Porous City Network, will discuss her work as a part of the Landscape Processes online discussion series.

Presented as a part of the spring 2021 Landscape Technology and Landscape elective courses taught by lecturer Alexandra Mei, the Landscape Processes series engages with seven practitioners to explore the small print , materials, and technologies embedded within the practice of architecture . Each discussion will specialise in the guest speaker’s body of labor and the way their processes to style are pushing the sector of architecture forward. During each event, attendees are invited to ask questions during a moderated discussion with the guest speaker. The lectures are enabled by the support of the Sam Fox School’s Master of architecture program. In partnership with ASLA St. Louis, the Sam Fox School is additionally providing free online LACES approved credits for this lecture series.

Kotchakorn Voraakhom may be a landscape gardener from Thailand who works on building productive green public space that tackles global climate change in urban dense areas and climate-vulnerable communities.

Opened in 2017, Chulalongkorn Centenary Park is that the first critical piece of green infrastructure in Bangkok to scale back urban flood risk. With on-site water management, the park can collect, treat, and delay to at least one million gallons of water, alleviating overwhelmed public sewage during heavy rainfall. In 2019, Thammasat Urban Rooftop Farm, Asia’s largest, was opened. Landprocess repurposed wasted rooftop space to deal with food and water scarcity in preparation for future climate challenges. In 2020, Chao Phraya Sky Park was realized. Once an inaccessible and incomplete sky railway, the old ruins are now whole, becoming the primary realized bridge park to cross a river in any capital city within the world.

Voraakhom is featured within the 2019 TIME 100 Next list from TIME magazine, which spotlights 100 rising stars who are shaping the longer term of the planet . She is additionally on the list of 15 women fighting against global climate change from TIME. This year she was named to the lists for the BBC 100 Women and therefore the Green 30 for 2020 by Bloomberg. Recently, she got a gift from United Nations as a winner of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Awards, Women for Results. Voraakhom may be a chairwoman on the landscape without the border of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, Asia Pacific Region (IFLA APR). She may be a TED Fellow, Echoing Green Climate Fellow, and Atlantic Fellow. She received her master’s in architecture from Harvard University’s grad school of Design.

 

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