Comprehensive Design + Science in St. Louis

Comprehensive Design + Science: Visions for St. Louis and the Great Lakes Region
presented by The Buckminster Fuller Institute
Thursday, July 31, 1-5pm followed immediately by a reception

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is headed to St. Louis as a Program Partner for Marfa Dialogues / STL! Join us for a symposium where we examine the challenges and opportunities facing the Great Lakes region as it seeks resilient solutions to the effects of climate change.

The half-day program will explore three approaches at the intersection of art, architecture, design, and science that propose anticipatory strategies for critical urban challenges. First, we will revisit Fuller’s legendary collaboration with Washington University architect James Fitzgibbon – a project proposal for East St. Louis titled Old Man River City. Next we will step back to survey the entire Great Lakes watershed in the context of population growth, development, and climate change, and present a visionary solution for its stewardship. Finally, we will discuss contemporary comprehensive design solutions that present replicable models for the rapidly growing urban centers of America’s Midwest.

Presentations include:

Old Man River’s City Project
Jonathan Marvel
Principal and Founder, Marvel Architects
Board of Directors, Buckminster Fuller Institute

Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin
Phil Enquist
Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Plant Chicago
Blayne Greiner
Program Cultivator

Public Laboratory for Open Science and Technology
Shannon Dosemagen
President and Executive Director

A panel will be moderated by:
Derek Hoeferlin, RA
Assistant Professor
Sam Fox School of Design, Washington University

Kemp Auditorium, Joseph B. Givens Hall
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

RSVPs have filled up for this event. Please contact [email protected] to check for available space.