Architects around the world are participating in the climate strike scheduled for Friday, September 20. Architects Advocate, a network of design professionals, has also launched the #StandWithGreta pledge campaign in support of a movement started by Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old activist from Sweden.
Vancouver-based Lateral Agency and Jennifer Cutbill of Local Practice Architecture + Design have signed the pledge thus far.
Thunberg’s movement started last year when she walked out of her school and stood in front of the Swedish Parliament with a sign that read ‘School Strike for Climate.’
On Friday, tens of thousands of teenagers would mirror her actions by walking out of their classrooms to demand decisive action on climate change.
In Vancouver, climate strikes will take place at 10 a.m. at the Karen Cooper Gallery, Granville Island, and on September 27 at 1 p.m. at City Hall.