Public Debates

Shelters Workshop 2022 – Public Debates

The first edition of the Norman Foster Foundation Shelters Public Debates, supported by Holcim, took place on 8 June 2022.

Energy Workshop 2022 – Public Debates

The first edition of the Norman Foster Foundation Energy Public Debates, supported by GS Energy Corporation, took place on 26 April 2022.

Re-materializing Housing Workshop 2021 – Public Debates

The Norman Foster Foundation Re-Materializing Housing Public Debates, supported by the Holcim Foundation, took place on 17 November 2021.

Sustainability Workshop 2021 – Public Debates

The first edition of the Norman Foster Foundation Sustainability Public Debates, supported by the Rolex Institute, took place on 19 October 2021.

Robotics Atelier 2019 – Public Debates

The 2019 Robotics Public Debates explored ground-breaking innovations made possible by 3D printing within the architecture and construction industries.

On Cities Workshop 2019 – Public Debates

The second edition of the public debates On Cities took place on 28 May 2019. The 2019 edition focused on urban informal settlements.

Digital X Workshop 2019 – Public Debates

Professor Negroponte pointed out: ‘all things digital are simultaneously local and global, large and small, inside and outside of any given boundary. The digital world is not crisp. It is porous and diffuse...'

Robotics Atelier 2018 – Public Debates

The Robotics Public Debate explored how society is on the edge of a transformation through Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Urban Mobility Workshop 2018 – Public Debates

The Urban Mobility Public Debate explored how new technologies could open up an exciting range of opportunities in which the infrastructure of movement and the architecture of buildings can physically merge together.

On Cities Workshop 2018 – Public Debates

The On Cities Public Debates explored the premise that emerging urban innovations can dramatically reduce resources consumed by cities while simultaneously creating more livable, entrepreneurial communities.

Digital X Workshop 2018 – Public Debates

The first Norman Foster Foundation Digital X Workshop explored the kinship of Architecture and the Digital World in a week-long event hosted in the Madrid headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation.

Robotics Atelier 2017 – Public Debates

The first Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier took place at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, in which ten students from all around the world explored the potential for this field as applied to build and construction technologies.