Yost et al 2019 May 22 EDRA Moving Beyond Sustainability Seeking Authentic Rhetoric, Design, and Practice in an an Ever-Changing

Yost et al 2019 May 22 EDRA Moving Beyond Sustainability Seeking Authentic Rhetoric, Design, and Practice in an an Ever-Changing

In this 1/2 day intensive, presenters will continue an on-going discussion about authenticity in today’s world. Authentic design implies that there are accepted beliefs or norms or facts driving the design (at least within specific cultural groups) however, many of our practices and beliefs are mired in faulty assumptions, misused terms, poor word choices, and unchallenged evidence. How might we move past the limits of present-day sustainable design, past notions of sustaining anything, and into a more authentic way of being, seeing, and evolving in the 21st century?

As part of this intensive series, we will 1) challenge the status quo and the concept of parks, parking, and other oxymoron terms prevalent within our society asking important questions about how and why we name things in remembrance of that which we remove; 2) revisit the idea of Seqways and small electric powered machines as multi-modal opportunities for sustainable transportation design; 3) question the role of EDRA with respect to placemaking and Indigenous populations; 4) ask who has the right to the right-of-way and why?; and 5) challenge the idea of sustainability, introducing the concept of regenerative design which aims to push beyond USGBC LEED and Living Building Challenge certifications.

Join us for rich discussions and debates.

Bambi Yost, Iowa State University (moderator & organizer)
Joseph Juhasz, University of Colorado
Bob Flanagan, University of Colorado
Lynn Paxson, Iowa State University
Leila Tolderlund, University of Colorado

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