Natural/ Designed Ecologies at Kent State with Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE
Kent State College of Architecture + Environmental Design - CAED
The 5th annual Water and Land symposium will provide a forum for today’s understandings of natural systems and contemporary innovative design approaches for improving cities and society. Topics of conservation/recreation; living materials/fabrication; and sustainable/urbanism will create discussion on the limits of knowledge and the road to greater environmental responsibility. Held on October 4th and 5th 2017, this symposium will attract more than 300 attendees from the many universities, federal, state and regional agencies, and private companies that populate northeastern Ohio and surrounding states.
The conference will highlight new approaches to a variety of environmental and social issues through distinguished speakers and formal and informal discussions. A plenary session will set the stage for breakout sessions and posters in the afternoon. Breakout sessions will focus on “Conservation and Recreation,” “Living Materials,” and “Sustainable Urbanism.” These breakout sessions will be linked to poster sessions and will provide an opportunity for more specific discussions focused on key underlying issues. Registration is free and open to the public.
Keynote Address: Tim Beatley, University of Virginia,
"Living Materials" Keynote: Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE
Reid Coffman, Architecture, Kent State University
James Fraser, Vanderbilt University
Laia Mogas Soldevila, Tufts University
Margarita Benitez, Fashion, Kent State University
Full Schedule at https://www.kent.edu/water