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Introducing Hope: Utopianism as a Design Tool in Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture (and the other architectures too) are future-oriented practices which demand both pragmatism and positivity. This talk by Tim Waterman, a Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, examines how utopianism as a practice and a process of imaginative scenario-making may be employed in design as a tool for questioning, challenging, and reinventing the construction of knowledge and of places. It asks for hope and striving to form the foundational value and mind-set for design, and proposes they might drive practice and the propositional imagination to function in ways that are transgressive and transformative. Food will be catered by Victory Project PDX, an organization that trains people experiencing houselessness with culinary skills and connects them to hiring agents in hospitality and food enterprises.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Organizer Studio Studio is a Landscape Architecture firm committed to environmentally sensitive design through adaptation and innovation.