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Animals in Contemporary Architecture and Design

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (by July 10): Free AIA members and employees of chapter member firms / $10 Guests. Registration after July 10: $10 AIA members / $15 Guests.
Includes a wine & cheese networking reception.
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1.5 CES LUs

What are animals doing in design? How do designers see, care for, and use animals? This talk highlights an array of design projects featuring animals, including those developed as part of broad efforts to better integrate cities and nature, including animals. The projects reveal the distribution of attention that architects and designers delegate to certain animals, the standardization of certain animal designs, and which designs circulate in the design public sphere, revealing cultural blind spots and biases of designers. They also pinpoint some of the tricky ethical issues associated with speculative design practice, and with more practical design approaches to creating a lively, animal-friendly city.

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