Buoyant Futures #2: Fluvial Commons
Apr
19
11:00 AM11:00

Buoyant Futures #2: Fluvial Commons

Alongside growing interest in floating communities as a model for resilient development, there is an aggravating threat to the existing floating communities that historically inhabit coastal zones. This talk, the second in the Buoyant Futures series of conversations hosted by the Architectural Ecologies Lab, will present the history and current challenges facing houseboat communities of San Francisco Bay, examining their constitutive role in formation of urban commons along the waterfront. This will be a precursory presentation for the Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio (UDIST) course offered at CCA in the fall of 2018.

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Public Meeting: Unlock Alameda Creek
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Public Meeting: Unlock Alameda Creek

  • 951 Turner Court Hayward, CA, 94545 United States (map)
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On April 18, CCA Architectural Ecologies Lab faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones will join their collaborators in the Public Sediment team for a public meeting to present and discuss the ongoing Unlocking Alameda Creek project. Please join us and our partners to hear more about the project, provide feedback, and learn about the ecosystem of Alameda Creek. This project is part of Resilient By Design, a year-long collaborative design challenge developing innovative solutions for building resilience in the Bay Area. The event will begin with a presentation at 5:00pm and the rest of the evening will be a chance to mingle, meet the team and put ideas to paper. Children are welcome. For more information, contact: gena@scapestudio.com.

Unlocking Alameda Creek is a proposal to move the sediment of Alameda Creek to the Bay to regenerate marshes and mudflats at the bay edge – the region’s protective ecological infrastructure. Our team, named Public Sediment, is learning form watershed communities and working to redesign the creek to more effectively deliver sediment, reconnect steelhead with their historic spawning grounds, and organize a water-based network of communities that physically connect to the bay.

Wednesday, April 18th 5 – 8pm
Alameda County Offices, Room 230
951 Turner Court, Hayward, CA 94545

RSVP and get updates at our Eventbrite page.

This conversation is part of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge that brings designers, local and regional stakeholders, and community members together to build community resilience to climate change.

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Buoyant Futures #1: A Conversation on Floating Communities
Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Buoyant Futures #1: A Conversation on Floating Communities

Around the world, political instability, environmental threats, and housing challenges are leading many to turn to the ocean as a new frontier for building communities. This panel discussion, the first in the Buoyant Futures series of conversations hosted by the Architectural Ecologies Lab, will explore ways of living on water, motivations of desire and need, and the ecological potentials and implications of floating architecture.

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Public Sediment Alameda Creek Crawl
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Public Sediment Alameda Creek Crawl

Join the Public Sediment team (including CCA AEL faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones) for a walking tour of Alameda Creek! Learn about the history of the creek, how it has changed over time, and participate in a community conversation about building resilience to the impacts of climate change. Hear from local experts about the role of sediment, people, and fish within the Alameda Creek, as we walk about 1 mile around its edges. You can also learn more about our efforts to Unlock the Creek, comment on the designs, and get a chance to share with us how you use and understand the watershed. We’ll have refreshments and activities for kids!

This conversation is part of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge that brings designers, local and regional stakeholders, and community members together to build community resilience to climate change.

RSVP & MORE INFO: https://alamedacreekcrawl.eventbrite.com

 

 

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Lecture by Professor Lesley : Ocean Regime Shift
Feb
19
11:30 AM11:30

Lecture by Professor Lesley : Ocean Regime Shift

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Co-sponsored by the CCA MFA in Writing Program. 

CCA Architecture Division
1111 8th Street, San Francisco
Nave Alcove

Lesley Green is the founding director of Environmental Humanities South and an associate professor of Anthropology in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.  She is the editor of Contested Ecologies: Dialogues in the South on Nature and Knowledge (Human Sciences Research Council Press, 2013) and co-author, with David Green, of Knowing the Day, Knowing the World: Engaging Amerindian Thought in Public Archaeology (Arizona University Press, 2013). Her new book Rock, Water, Life: Science, Environmentalism and Decoloniality in South Africa is coming out in 2018. 

Her work focuses on the intersection of science studies, anthropology and philosophy in the anthropocene, and her current research work spans fisheries, energy policy, and ecological modeling. Her talk, Ocean Regime Shift, will discuss the complex nexus of ecological and political issues surrounding Cape Town's water and sanitation infrastructure. Green argues that the separate conceptualization and management of terrestrial and marine environments are damaging ocean health and fisheries, calling instead for an integrative approach to ocean and city management that addresses both extinctions and expulsions.

 

 

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Learning From Resilience
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Learning From Resilience

 

California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco

On January 27, CCA will host a public event showcasing the work of students from a number of Bay Area schools participating in the Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge, a year-long research and design effort to develop innovative responses to the effects of climate change in the Bay Area. 

During the Collaborative Research Phase of Resilient by Design, 12 Bay Area graduate and undergraduate courses from CCA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Stanford paralleled the Resilient by Design process. Their research informed the final Design Opportunities of the 10 Design Teams and has fed into the greater collective knowledge base of regional resilience.

The presentations will include work by the fall 2017 Buoyant Ecologies Maldives studio, led by Margaret Ikeda and Evan Jones, as well as the fall 2017 Win Win studio led by Janette Kim.

2:00pm - 3:30pm Student presentations and Q&A
3:30pm - 5:00pm Student pinup and informal conversation

See this link for more information. 

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