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ASU Designing with the Desert Lecture Series
ASU Designing with the Desert Lecture Series

Thu, Mar 28


Neeb Hall

ASU Designing with the Desert Lecture Series

Embark on a transformative journey into the past, present, and future of our relationship with the desert with our upcoming series, "Designing With the Desert" at The Design School. Join the conversation as we critically and carefully explore the intricate and complex relationship between humanity a

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Time & Location

Mar 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MST

Neeb Hall, 920 S Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA

About the event

March 13th (Neeb Hall)

Sandra Barclay and the Barclay & Crousse studio consider their work as ongoing research, in which each project informs the next one in terms of hypothesis, strategies, and building processes. In each project the Barclay & Crousse studio explores the bonds between culture, territory, climate, place, and technology, constituting the main ingredients at their disposal. Working with what is available helps the Barclay & Crousse studio formulate good questions about the means they have to engage and the meaning that our buildings will convey. In the same way, the German scientist Alexander Von Humboldt was the first European to realize that the section, and not the plan, is the only way to understand the central Andes region, Sandra Barclay shows all of their projects through sections and not plans.

March 28th (Red Square, Design School North)

Wanda Dalla Costa, Director of the Indigenous Design Collaborative and institute professor, The Design School “Indigenous Placemaking + Design”

Kelly Wiehe, Project Manager, City of Tucson I Tucson Water “Water and Design Bounded Together”

Michele Shelor, Landscape architect, principal, Colwell and Shelor “Water and the Celebration of the Senses”

Philip Weddle, FAIA, Weddle Gilmore Architects “Desert Edges and Boundaries”

Carlos A. Murrieta, AIA, NCARB, NOMA, co-founder/principal, Merge Architectural Group “Diversity in Design”

Bilge Merve Aktaş, Designer and textile maker “The Performative Power of Materiality”

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