KEYNOTES

KEYNOTES

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Thursday, April 12
Lawrence Hall 115 | 12:00 PM

HOW TO MAKE SCIENCE YOUR NEW DESIGN PLAYGROUND

Amanda will speak about where design is going—where connections are yet to be made and how there will be new roles for designers to play—by drawing on her work with The Leading Strand, Beyond Curie and ATOMIC by Design. Design can stretch in collaboration with fields like science by creating engaging and relatable experiences for people to play in. The power of design to change behaviors and inspire action truly shines when science and society collide.

Iryna Volynets

Iryna Volynets

Thursday, April 12
Lawrence Hall 206 | 4:00 PM

CASE STUDY: NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO THE HEAVENLY HUNDRED

Iryna Volynets will discuss her firm’s design for the National Memorial to the Heavenly Hundred in Ukraine. The design of the monument is in the form of a memorial path. Along the path will be planted 107 tilia trees that are the symbol of the same number of Heavenly Hundred Heroes. In the coming period Iryna and her firm will further develop the concept. The ambition is to open the new National Memorial in the first quarter of 2019.

Chris Cornelius

Chris Cornelius

Thursday, April 12
Lawrence Hall 206 | 6:00 PM

ON INDIGENEITY

During his presentation, Professor Cornelius will be speaking about how he incorporates timeless indigenous thinking in contemporary architecture. Chris’s work posits how indigenous design thinking can be a tool to fight colonization. He will highlight a  2017, project by studio:indigenous titled Wiikiaami which was one of the five installations awarded the J. Irwin & Xenia S. Miller Prize. The project was installed at Eliel Saarinen’s First Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana, as part of Exhibit Columbus.

Gabriel Diaz-Montemayor

Gabriel Diaz-Montemayor

Friday, April 13
Lawrence Hall 115 | 12:00 PM
HYBRIDIZATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION: HOW LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CAN CONNECT PEOPLE, CULTURE AND NATIONS IN THE AMERICAS

Landscape Architecture is still an emerging discipline in Mexico and Latin America. With an ever-growing awareness of and interest in ecological subjects worldwide, the region is posed to rapidly develop social and environmental infrastructures transforming the built realm through a new model of governance, building on mistakes from the recent past and the current state of the associated arts. The notion of public space and common ground is changing through new social, institutional, political, and economic relationships. This presentation proposes that public Landscape Architecture projects in Mexico and Latin America are currently engaged in a highly dynamic and evolving process of opportunity where the roles of academia and local communities are energized by a series of socio-political events.

Katrina Spade

Katrina Spade

Friday, April 13
Lawrence Hall 115 | 6:00 PM
RECOMPOSE: CARING FOR OUR DEAD AS WE CONNECT WITH NATURE

Katrina’s presentation will discuss the impact (both environmental and emotional) of the conventional funeral industry. She will explain how she came to invent “recomposition” and describe the journey she is on to make this new form of regenerative, participatory death care available to the world.

Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson

Saturday, April 14
Lawrence Hall 115 | 12:00 PM
THE SECRET LIFE OF CHEESEBALLS

Jackson will discuss the working process behind his “Emergent Behavior” series, and how unexpected juxtapositions of materials and landscapes can promote fresh perspectives on the complex balance between natural and manmade systems.

Paul Steinberg

Paul Steinberg

Saturday, April 14
Lawrence Hall 115 | 5:00 PM
FROM KNOWLEDGE TO POWER: HOW TO INCREASE THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF YOUR RESEARCH

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