This year’s Spring Lecture Series theme is Empowerment, Access, Co-Creation, Ethics. At the core of many of our social challenges is an asymmetrical power dynamic. This series explores the role of power in design and what it looks like for designers to facilitate its redistribution. 19 April 2018: Co-Creation Jae Shin & Damon Rich, Hector Design. Newark, New Jersey. Hector Design is an urban design, planning & civic arts studio whose work shows how social relations and conflicts materialize through the design process. Hector partner Damon Rich was awarded a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, recognizing him as “a designer and urban planner creating vivid and witty strategies to help residents exercise power within the public and private processes that shape our cities.” Sponsored by Maryland ASLA Schedule 15 March 2018: Ethics
Dr. Thomas Seager, Arizona State University, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Tempe, Arizona. 29 March 2018: Access
Krista Nightengale, Better Block Foundation. Dallas, Texas.
Sponsored by MICA Architectural Design 19 April 2018: Co-Creation
Jae Shin & Damon Rich, Hector Design. Newark, New Jersey.
Sponsored by Maryland ASLA 26 April 2018: Empowerment
James Mitchell, Orkidstudio. Nairobi, Kenya.
Reception sponsored by Gutierrez Studios