As the world recognizes Earth Day 2019, the public discourse is increasingly dominated by citizen action across the world manifesting a widespread fear and frustration at a perceived lack of action by governments and officials to confront the issue forthrightly. From the Extinction Rebellion protests that have gripped London, to school student strikes across 125 countries, global cities are increasingly finding themselves on the front line of a battle to limit the effects of global warming. To this end, the architectural community has taken major steps in the past 12 months to generate design-led solutions which tackle climate change. From ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital curtain to Bjarke Ingel’s floating city, the architecture world has speculated on issues across the global/local, and macro/micro spectrum.
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