Designing Across Scales for Climate Action: Intersections Symposium
Moderators: Phoebe Crisman, Global Studies, University of Virginia & Kyle Konis, University of Southern California
Panelists: Stephanie L. Davidson, Ryerson University; Ariane Harrison, Harrison Atelier / GAUD Pratt Institute; & Jeffrey Huber, Brooks + Scarpa / Florida Atlantic University
Design for climate action may be pursued across a range of scales and project types. This session examines three innovative design research projects, ranging from material explorations and buildings to landscapes and infrastructure. The Pulp project uses a variety of recycled cellulose-based materials to cast temporary, biodegradable, thin-shell monocoque structures. Focusing on biodiversity conservation, material exploration, and automated scientific monitoring strategies, the Pollinators Pavilion provides an innovative habitat for native “super-pollinating” solitary bees. Salty Urbanism developed a coupled research methodology and pedagogical approach that envisions and quantifies the experiential and ecological outcomes of alternative ways forward for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Venice, California in response to climate instability, disruption and rising sea levels. Intersections among the presentations will serve as the basis for open discussion on effective design strategies to address coastal resilience and other physical impacts of climate change.