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SketchUp and Dezeen launch new podcast series about designing for climate change

Dezeen has teamed up with design software brand SketchUp to create a new podcast series exploring the role that architects and designers can play in tackling climate change.

Launching tomorrow, the six-part Dezeen x SketchUp Climate Salon podcast will bring together architects, designers and engineers to explore how to better collaborate across their respective disciplines to create a more cohesive response to climate change.

The first episode, titled Radical Sustainable Living, gathers designer Tom Dixon, architect Siv Helene Stangeland, founder of Helen & Hard, and Sumele Adelana, architectural designer and product specialist at SketchUp.

The host of the series, Dezeen's design and environment editor Jennifer Hahn, will speak to the panel about how design choices in the home can encourage us to build and live more sustainably.

The first episode will be available to download Wednesday 12 April, in advance of Milan design week. Subscribe now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts to make sure you don't miss an episode.

Each hour-long conversation will provide insight into how specialists across diverse disciplines can work in conjunction to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The series will also explore the role that technology can play in cutting down emissions, focussing on tools that are readily available to designers and engineers today.

Future episodes will explore topics like regenerative architecture, integrating nature into design processes, how designing for inclusivity is related to sustainability, and the potential of new green technologies.

Produced by Dezeen's in-house creative team, Climate Salon episodes will be released over the coming months along with opinion pieces by SketchUp relating to the topics featured in the series.

SketchUp is a piece of 3D design software used to model architectural and interior design projects, product designs, civil and mechanical engineering and more.

Partnership content

The Climate Salon podcast is produced by Dezeen in partnership with SketchUp. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.