© Beirut’s RiverLESS Forest, Simon Soueid for theOtherDada

Guest Lecture

theOtherWay: How can designers create conditions conducive to life, building interspecies habitats for humans and other creatures to thrive?

Adib Dada
Online Event
10 April 2024, 14:00


Adib Dada is an award-winning environmental activist and architect, founder of theOtherDada Regenerative Consulting and Architecture Practice. Firmly committed to the UN Decade of Action, Adib is engaged in rewilding the city and reclaiming public space by planting native Miyawaki forests in urban landfills through his new initiative: theOtherForest, a nature-based tool for ecological and social regeneration. In this presentation, Adib will share the different components underpinning his work, and how his personal passions, architectural projects, biomimicry training and hands-on forest-making work are interdependent. He will cover his approach from reframing current urban challenges as opportunities to turn cities into shared spaces for humans and other organisms to thrive.