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.
Old Man River’s City Project
Principal and Founder, Marvel Architects
Board of Directors, Buckminster Fuller Institute
Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin
Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Public Laboratory for Open Science and Technology
President and Executive Director
A panel will be moderated by:
Derek Hoeferlin, RA
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
RSVPs have filled up for this event. Please contact [email protected] to check for available space.