7th Annual Kent State Environmental Science & Design Research Symposium

Facing 21st Century Nature: Configuring Fresh Approaches Through Biodesign

The Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative is pleased to welcome Professor Rachel Armstrong as a 2020 ESDRI distinguished speaker. Not only will Professor Armstrong give a lecture, but an exhibition showcasing her work will also be shown at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Armstrong Gallery.  She is a professor of Experimental Architecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

Professor Armstrong was originally slated to be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Symposium as well.  However, in keeping with the KSU announcement regarding COVID-19, ESDRI canceled the symposium scheduled for March 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Kent State along with other Ohio universities suspended all Spring 2020 face-to-face instruction, events, and gatherings starting March 10, 2020, for the remainder of the semester.  We are thankful that Professor Armstrong was able to reschedule virtually for the Fall 2020 semester.

 

Lecture: 
Rachel Armstrong, of Newcastle University (U.K.) stands near a beach at night.

Date: September 8, 2020 

Time: 4 p.m.                                                                                                                          Professor Rachel Armstrong will be conducting a virtual lecture about this exhibition. You must register to attend the event. After registering you will receive an email before the event with the link and instructions on how to participate. 

Exhibition:

Dates: September 8, 2020 - October 14, 2020

Location: Armstrong Gallery on the first floor of the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design on the Kent Campus

Learn more about ESDRI's year of Biodesign

In keeping with the recent KSU announcement regarding COVID-19, we are canceling the 2020 Environmental Science and Design Research Symposium scheduled for March 16, 17 and 18. Kent State along with other Ohio universities suspended all Spring face-to-face instruction starting March 10 and canceled all events and gatherings for the remainder of the Spring semester. After considerable effort, several remote sessions were offered including a collaboration with the Design Innovation Initiative and a virtual poster session.

Torrance Gaskins and Kaitlin Shvach, first place winners of 2020 ESDRI Symposium Poster session
Torrance Gaskins and Kaitlin Shvach, first place winners of 2020 ESDRI Symposium Poster Session

If you have any questions, please contact the institute at: esdri@kent.edu

Sponsors:

Cleveland Water Alliance

Deborah Gillaspie and Frederick Sturm

 

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Cleveland Metroparks

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