Le Parlement Climatique

The Climate Parliament
What lies behind the ecological consensus?

With lectures by Alessandro Bava and Rebecca Sharp (Ecocore), Holly Jean Buck (UCLA), Nathalie De Noblet-Ducoudré (CEA, IPCC), Platon Issaias (AA), Samaneh Moafi (Centre for Contemporary Nature, Forensic Architecture), Jason W. Moore (Binghamton University, World-Ecology Research Network), Léa Mosconi (ENSA-Paris Val deSeine), Grégory Quenet (Université Versailles - Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), Philippe Rahm (ENSA-Versailles, Cornell University), Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco (Bard College), Roger Tudó (H arquitectes, ETSAV)…

An event organized by Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Emeric Lambert and Jeremy Lecomte as part of the 2020 White Week of the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles (ENSA-V).


How can architecture respond to the upheavals caused by global warming? How to read and analyze the current crisis? How can the climate and other ecological question generate specific projects? To tackle these questions, the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles is organizing two days of conferences at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal. Open to all, the Climate Parliament will question the apparent ecological consensus. Is ecology a purely technical subject? What is the role of the capitalist system in the current crisis? How has colonisation exported the exploitation of resources to the whole world? What specificities can architecture bring to this question of society?  As in a democratic process, the debates will be transcribed by professional editors and will feed a workshop with ENSA-V Master students to create a critical exhibition of the conference’s debates.  The exhibition will open at ENSA-V on Saturday 1 February 2020, on the occasion of its Open Days. These questions on the ecological consensus will then inform the school’s Master cycle for three years.