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Energizing by design: Examining how design-based research is transforming the built environment



Monday, May 30, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm


Bus pick-up location: Hotel Alma at 8:30

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This full-day multi-venue symposium offers four engaging sessions by  EVDS faculty members on design research that will spark discussion on the interdisciplinary approaches toward energizing communities though design.

Based on the Faculty of Environmental Design’s (EVDS) makeCalgary initiatives, this event explores Calgary's built environment as a venue for design-based research. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit a series of infrastructural and architectural sites within the City of Calgary and listen to presentation on design-based research and approaches toward material management, infrastructure, supply chain and environmental impact.

The day will conclude at the University of Calgary’s downtown campus with a reception followed by a keynote presentation from an internationally renowned philosopher Mark Kingwell, who speaks to issues of urbanism and urban design. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion consisting of a selection of industry, municipal and community leaders on the future of our cities.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, please arrive early at Hotel Alma to ensure your spot on the bus. Bus pick-up location Hotel Alma. Event sign-up 8:00 a.m. Bus departure at 8:30 a.m.

Can’t make the full-day symposium - join us later at the keynote presentation at our downtown campus.
Gallery reception will begin at 5 p.m. with the formal presentation by Mark Kingwell followed by a panel discussion at 7:15 p.m.
A bus will be available for guests that would prefer transportation downtown. Bus pick-up location is at Hotel Alma and will depart at 4:45 p.m.

Hosted by the Faculty of Environmental Design