ArcDR3 Initiative responds to changes in learning and teaching processes that have been redefined by the current global crisis by exploring opportunities for 11 participating Universities to expand their research network by collaborating on a global scale through the ArcDR3 Global Studio Community Format.
Please explore Design Syllabus of 11 Schools by clicking on the Studios page and join upcoming ArcDR3 Forums and events, organized by Participating Universities as part of the Global Studio Community Format.
The history of humanity reflects a myriad of examples of survival in the face of natural and man-made disasters. Across the globe, 21st century cities face a growing number of technological, social and environmental challenges. The increased intensity of global risk establishes an urgency to define new strategies for designing buildings, cities and environments. Over many years scientists, engineers and scholars of such events have accumulated much knowledge to help elucidate disaster-related phenomena, structures, and systems. However, there are limited scenarios in which experts find the opportunity to apply this knowledge at a large scale in the field of reconstruction or construction that anticipates future events. To bridge such gaps the xLAB at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, in partnership with IRIDeS at Tohoku University in Japan, and Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan, have established the ArcDR³ Initiative as a part of the APRU Multi-Hazards Program.
ArcDR³ (Architecture and Urban Design for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience) is a global initiative that has invited 11 major universities from regions with recurring risks of natural disasters to participate by engaging in a collaborative research studio that pursues new strategies for risk-resilient environments across the Pacific Rim. By establishing an international platform for the production and exchange of knowledge on environmental design that reduces the risk of recurring disasters and enhances resilience, ArcDR3 aims to create a more effective integration of theory/research and practice/design.
Participating Universities include UC Berkeley (USA), University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), University of Melbourne (Australia), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile), University of Tokyo (Japan), Tohoku University (Japan), Tsinghua University (China), University of Washington (USA) and UCLA (USA).
For more information, visit the ArcDR3 website.