Design Research Colloquium 15/16 April

Dear friends & colleagues

Please join us for the second Design Research Colloquium, 15/16 April at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide.

We start on Friday evening, 15 April, with William L. Fox ’s guest lecture “Into the Anthroposcenic: The Evolving Culture of the Man-made Age”

Fox is Director of the Centre for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation. He has been a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute, the Clark Art Institute, and the National Museum of Australia. He is currently a guest researcher at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

If the Anthropocene is how we label our current geologic epoch, then its cultural corollary is the Anthroposcenic, an era in which our understanding of nature and culture are re-integrated. Fox will trace how artists and architects are shaping the most important debate of the early 21st century, which is not whether to geo-engineer the planet, but rather how we will change the way in which we are going about this global project.

On the next day, Saturday 16 April, a group of design practitioners will discuss their research on selected topics drawn from their practice with an invited review panel. Their research takes place within the critical framework of a PhD and is conducted through design projects.

Both events are open to the public, and we are looking forward to seeing you there. Please see attached program for details.

Kind regards
Urs Bette, DRC

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