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South: Circular Economy Experience from Europe

  • Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, 1802 North Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212


William R. SInkin Eco Centro
1802 North Main Ave, San Antonio, TX
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

About This Event:

This Town Hall is a joint event of the William R. Sinkin Eco Centro and the Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO) program.

POCACITO in the US is an initiative of Ecologic Institute in Washington, DC, and funded in large part by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States’s Getting to Know Europe program.

POCACITO in the US invites innovators and experts from EU cities to help lead interactive workshops and discussions in select US cities to promote European priorities and efforts in areas of shared interest with the US. For POCACITO, those areas are urban sustainability and the circular economy.

POCACITO in the US redefines the urban sustainable development process by engaging diverse perspectives in the conversations about local issues and reimagining international cooperation. The resulting transatlantic relationships serve to affirm the potential of cities to lead the global sustainability movement.


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Our Speakers:

Charlotte Lovera is a Marseille-based architect with Atelier Aïno, a firm she founded with fellow architect Elise Giordano and textile and material designer Louise Dubois in 2016. Their social and environmental approach reconciles people with the built environment. For each project, they curate a tailored material from the site’s existing resources, highlighting interactions between the memory of a place and those who inhabit it. With this ‘slow architecture’ (think slow food) vision that relies on more brain power and less raw matter, Atelier Aïno received the French Ministry of Culture’s 2018 AJAP prize for young architects.

Camille Chapuis studied international management and sustainable development in France, South America and Portugal, before joining Ouishare in Marseille, where she is part of an international collective of entrepreneurs, allowing her to experiment with alternative models of work. She enjoys launching challenging projects with an international dimension that address the social and environmental challenges we face, bringing extremely varied actors together to collaborate and create new opportunities for learning. Camille’s focus on developing models through networks centers community in the collaborative economy, helping to redefine and reimagine the future of cities and the future of work.

Mauro Gil-Fournier is an architect and co-director of estudio SIC and the research-based Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas (VIC) in Madrid. Both structures work in radical inclusion of multilateral and collaborative process in the architectural and urban fields, focusing on the progress of architecture, city and territory through urban co-production and citizen innovation. VIC is an urban studies platform that investigates how the relational, material and technological are linked to citizen innovation practices. Since 2017, he co-leads the urban resilience program maresmadrid.es from Urban Innovative Actions program (UIA) EU and coproduces the Ibero-American mapping of civic innovation from the digital platform citizen innovation civics.cc.

Luis Calderon left his position as COO in a multinational company to explore Spain’s rising social movements in the early 2010s. An innovative and endlessly creative cultural manager, he was seduced by Madrid’s self-organized space La Tabacalera de Lavapies, which brings together Madrid’s diverse communities, allowing them to share their cultural experiences, express themselves and engage in knowledge sharing. Staying true to its beginnings as a democratic space where anyone from any background can experience art and culture, admission is always free. He is currently in charge of communication and inter-institutional relationships coordination in La Tabacalera. 

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