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RULA Lecture - "SCALE SHIFT: Infrastructural logic | Material logic"

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Synopsis: At the Rhode Island School of Design, the landscape architecture department exists alongside other arts and design disciplines which have a unique relationship to craft and materials.
Start Time: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:15 PM
Location: New Jersey Institute For Food, Nutrition And Health(Ifnh)
Address: 61 Dudley Road
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: 101
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Emily Vogler, Department Chair of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-9311
Additional Information: The Landscape Architecture Department at RISD seeks to bring this knowledge of materials and critical making into the design process to address regional ecological, social and infrastructural issues at the site and material scale. In her presentation, Emily Vogler will discuss the working methods at RISD and three current research projects that highlight this approach. These projects include sculptural forms that engage communities in coastal habitat restoration in Narraganset Bay, an open-source tool kit to support decision making about aging dams in New England, and modules that reduce erosion and support the ecological and recreational use of the irrigation ditches in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bio: Emily Vogler is a landscape architect whose work negotiates ecological and urban systems, aesthetics and performance, design and research to create a more just, creative and resilient land use system. Her research, design and teaching investigate social-ecological systems surrounding water, ecology, community, infrastructure and climate uncertainty. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Vogler is currently part of a team of researchers investigating aging dam infrastructure in New England. Prior to teaching at RISD she was a senior project Manager at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, where she was the project designer for the winning entry of the ARC Wildlife Crossing Design Competition and the Bloomingdale Trail. She was the 2010 National Olmsted Scholar and served on the board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation from 2011-2014.