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IAAC Opening Lecture 2019 // John Hardy

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Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

102 Carrer de Pujades

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John Hardy is renown for having unconventional ideas and making them happen. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design, John set off to travel the world and settled in Bali. In 1975, he started a small jewellery business that grew into an international company. In 2007, John stopped working in the company to dedicate his time on advocating for and building a more sustainable world through education and design.

As his first major project, he and his wife Cynthia conceived and created the Green School in Bali, Indonesia to deliver pioneering education for the future with a curriculum based on the Three Frame Day by Alan Wagstaff. The school commits to providing internationally recognized academic education that prepares the students with the ability to be competitive and successful in the wider world. The uniqueness of the school lies in the integration of traditional subjects, creative arts and green studies wrapped in rich layers of experiential, environmental, and entrepreneurial learning.

John spoke at TED Global about the Green School and the USGBC awarded the school with the 2012 Greenest School on Earth award. Today, the school has a student body of approximately 500 from over 40 countries. In addition to the Green School, in 2009, John teamed up with his daughter Elora to create award-winning Green Village and Ibuku.

Collaborating on their combined 45 years experience in art and design, long interest in architecture and focus on working with regenerative and adaptable materials, the companies are setting out to establish new design vocabulary, construction techniques and engineering standards for bamboo residences, hotels, public buildings, interiors and furnishings.

Schedule of the event:

18.45 – 19.10 – Doors open
19.10 – 19.20 – Welcome speech by Areti Markopoulou
19.20 – 19.30 – Introduction by Tomas Diez
19.30 – 20:30 – Lecture by John Hardy
20:30 – 20:45 – Q&A session
20:45 – 21:30 – Refreshments


The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is mandatory in order to assist in the event. The allotment of seats will be based on the arrival of the registered attendees until the full capacity of the venue is reached.

We reserve the right to re-assign available seats if any registered attendee does not arrive before the beginning of the event.

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