Hana and Martin presented the work of UMPRUM, NYIT and INDA students at
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: How Cities Can Anticipate and Respond to Disasters

United Nations
New York
September 11, 2015

The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history. More than half of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities, and by 2030 this number will swell to about 5 billion. Much of this urbanization will unfold in Africa and Asia, bringing huge social, economic and environmental transformations. This half day seminar with leading design and technology experts will explore how cities can use science, technology, architecture and design to avert natural disasters, respond more quickly when disasters do strike and be more resilient in the aftermath of natural disasters.


When: March 14 – March 20, 2015
Where: Academy of Arts, Architecture and Desgin (UMPRUM)

Workshop series that thoroughly investigates creative solutions for the city and its potential to sustain a paralysing event and provide safe haven for its residents, for its future. Part II: Prague reflects on the findings of the New York workshop, a collaboration between UMPRUM and NYIT in May 2014, now welcoming a new partner – INDA of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. The project is under the patronage of the United Nations in New York.

Ivan Kroupa & Jana Moravcova (UMPRUM)
Sutee Anantsuksomsri (INDA Chulalongkorn University)
Eduardo Samper Martínez (Universidad National de Colombia)

Architect Martin Kropac and philosopher Tom Huhn discuss the building of memory through art with curator Charlotta Kotik and artists Ruth Hardinger and Kara Rooney.

  • Sunday, November 1, 2015
  • 4:00pm 5:00pm

Five Myles Gallery