“The Boundary Conditions of the Future” – Farewell Lecture by Prof. Werner Sobek

For more than three decades, Werner Sobek researched and taught at various universities around the world about how we can make our built environment more sustainable and at the same time breathtakingly beautiful. In his farewell lecture at the University of Stuttgart, the founder of the Institute for Lightweight Design and Construction (ILEK) now takes stock of what he has learned so far – and what questions are still open:

For Werner Sobek, what are the boundary conditions that will shape our built environment in the future? And what possibilities do architects, engineers and designers already have today to cope with the challenges ahead of us such as climate change, dwindling resources and demographic change – and what still needs to change?

The farewell lecture by Prof. Werner Sobek, who celebrates his 70th birthday in May 2023, marks his retirement from active work as a university lecturer. However, Werner Sobek will remain active as an author, speaker and critical voice on issues of sustainability in construction.

Werner Sobek’s lecture will be complemented by a speech by his long-time friend and companion Christoph Ingenhoven. The Minister President of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, and the Rector of the University of Stuttgart, Prof. Wolfram Ressel, will speak words of welcome.

After the event, there will be an opportunity to discuss what has been heard over a glass of sparkling wine.

Date: Thursday, 25.5.2023, 4-7 p.m.

Location: University of Stuttgart, Lecture Hall M17.01, Keplerstr. 17, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Registration is not required!

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