Our Arc/D faculty, students and staff will present research and scholarship in three sessions on topics covering community engagement, place making and design exploration. Two of these sessions will include several oral presentations lasting three hours for a total of AIA 3 Continuing Education Units. A more detailed description of these two sessions is provided below.
Community and place
This session will include three presentations covering the following topics: (1) the impacts of community development projects on resident health; (2) the importance of brokering relationships, processes, and agreements as an act of critical engagement and design-in preparation for, and in addition to, the actual design of the physical object; and (3) how the visual imagery on buildings serve as a backdrop and billboard to the political agenda of place-making.
This session will include three presentations covering the following topics: (1) the ways of making online sharing feel natural, effortless and reliable to people and groups; (2) how freehand drawing skills inform creative work; and (3) how to utilize population health strategies and smart city technologies to make housing projects more compatible with the scale, character, and the need of the neighborhood than speculative housing projects by developers.