Brook Muller, dean of the College of Arts + Architecture, delivers the Fall Convocation lecture for the School of Architecture. His presentation has two parts:
"Blue Architecture" describes key themes from Muller's most recent book: What if we enlisted water as a design protagonist and imagined projects as delivering net positive watershed impact? What of the idea of architecture as ecological infrastructure?
"Ablutionary Urbanism" endeavors to frame the 2022-23 SoA Lecture Series “Curating Urbanisms in a Drawdown.” It describes a stance toward architectural and urban design in response to rapid urbanization, economic inequality, ecosystem degradation and climate change. The recently constructed al-Khalifa Environment and Heritage Park will serve as an example of a systems-oriented, “ablutionary” design approach.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Can't attend in person? Register here for a virtual link.