Maria-Chiara Piccinelli talks about rewilding architecture at RIBA


Rewilding: Nature cannot wait

For the fifth talk in our Architecture Anew series, we will showcase big and small ideas to inspire anyone and everyone to get involved in the rewilding movement, which calls on us all to re-connect with nature.

Join us for the fifth event in the Architecture Anew talk series, a brand-new season of RIBA + VitrA talks, bringing people together to discuss new ideas about the role of architecture in designing a more sustainable future.

The rewilding movement asks us to see things differently. It asks us to shift our perspective from humans as distinct and separated from nature, to recognise that we are part of a complex ecosystem with other lifeforms. Therefore, instead of designing human-centric spaces, the built environment sector should be creating places for all life forms to thrive.

What are some of the ways that we can rewild our mindsets, everyday life, and architectural or design practice? This talk will showcase big and small ideas to help you reconnect with nature and start creating spaces for all human and non-human life.

Following the conversation, there will be time for questions from the audience. This lecture will be digitally streamed and available globally. The weblink to join the event will be shared with all ticket holders in the lead up to the event.


Jess Kennedy, Arup and Project Director for Wild West End

Gwyn Stacey, Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

Richard Reynolds, The Guerilla Gardener

Jan Stannard, Heal Rewilding

Maria-Chiara Piccinelli, PiM.Studio

Chair: Dusty Gedge, President of the European Federation Green Roofs and Walls

Architecture Anew is a RIBA + VitrA Partnership.