Roberto Rovira


Roberto Rovira will be a part of a panel with Metropolis Magazine, Landscape Forms and SWA today at 4pm titled “The Pandemic is a Portal: The Outdoors.” Inspired by the quote below from an essay by Arundhati Roy, the Metropolis Forum series looks at how we can use the current crises around public health and inequity to shape a better world.

“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.” -Arundhati Roy from “The Pandemic is a Portal” in the Financial Times

Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00pm EDT for a CEU accredited
Live webinar on The Pandemic is a Portal: The Outdoors. Learn how to leverage design and technology to ensure the vitality of outdoor and public spaces. Speakers will be Kinder Baumgardner, Managing Principal, Houston, SWA Group; Roberto Rovira, Chair of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at FIU and Studio Roberto Rovira; Kirt Martin, Chief Creative Officer, Landscape Forms; and hosted by Avinash Rajagopal, Editor in Chief of Metropolis.