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Architectural Futures, Public Infrastructure + The Green New Deal pan­el dis­cus­sion

presented by Amy Kulper, Billy Fleming, Daniel A. Barber, Johanna Barthmaier-Payne, Liliane Wong, Peggy Deamer

Latour spent his career, or has spent his career argu­ing that sci­en­tif­ic facts need to be seen as a prod­uct of sci­en­tif­ic inquiry. In his terms that they’re net­worked, mean­ing that they stood or fell not on their strength or inher­ent verac­i­ty but on the strength of the insti­tu­tions and prac­tices that pro­duced them. And so, in a pan­el ses­sion that’s dis­cussing archi­tec­tur­al futures, I wan­na ask how we can address roles of our insti­tu­tions and prac­tices in shap­ing these future real­i­ties.

Projecting Change
Extended Realities & Sea Level Rise

presented by Liliane Wong

Projecting Change was part our post-professional MA in Adaptive Reuse pro­gram. It was inspired by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which turned Newport, Rhode Island into a lake.

Labor, Architecture and the Green New Deal

presented by Peggy Deamer

The main thing that we need to be doing is work­ing as a dis­ci­pline, as a pro­fes­sion, as a uni­fied voice, so that we sit at the table of pol­i­cy­mak­ing and are believed as not just ambulance-chasers for work for our­selves but as peo­ple with knowl­edge and what­ev­er embed­ded­ness in the com­mu­ni­ty, and our design exper­tise with­in the com­mu­ni­ty is absolute­ly essen­tial.

Environmental Aesthetics and Everyday Life

presented by Yuriko Saito

It is com­mon­ly rec­og­nized that artis­tic strate­gies are effec­tive in pro­mot­ing social, polit­i­cal, and reli­gious agen­das. What is less rec­og­nized is that many deci­sions and actions we make in our dai­ly life are also guid­ed by aes­thet­ic pref­er­ences and judg­ments. In the United States today unfor­tu­nate­ly, the pop­u­lar aes­thet­ic taste seems to work against the ideals of sus­tain­abil­i­ty and jus­tice pro­posed by the Green New Deal.

An Innovation Policy for the Green New Deal

presented by Dan Traficonte, Ian Wells

By inno­va­tion pol­i­cy what we’re real­ly talk­ing about is fed­er­al R&D pro­grams. So despite the American econ­o­my’s rep­u­ta­tion for being this quin­tes­sen­tial free mar­ket sys­tem, much of the inno­va­tion and tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment in the American econ­o­my can be linked to direct gov­ern­ment inter­ven­tion.

Design and the Green New Deal

presented by Billy Fleming

I think that Damian asked me here in large part to talk about this essay from last spring in Places Journal that begins pret­ty timid­ly with this line, I don’t know when the myth of design­ers as cli­mate sav­iors began, but I know that it’s time to kill it. Which as you can imag­ine got me invit­ed to lots of din­ner par­ties at Harvard.

After Comfort

presented by Daniel A. Barber

Comfort, like cap­i­tal, is uneven­ly distributed—not every­one gets to have the same amount. When you have it, it’s hard to let go. It’s even hard­er to con­vince some­one to give it up—and I think this is a major chal­lenge we’re fac­ing. Comfort feels nor­mal, expect­ed, obvious—deserved.

Climate Futures II Introductions

presented by Damian White, Jonathan Highfield

There’s much intel­lec­tu­al, cul­tur­al, and cre­ative work to do. But it’s real­ly impor­tant as well that we leave room for debate, dis­cus­sion, pro­duc­tive cri­tique, etc. So this event is not about the final moment. It’s not going to resolve nice­ly flu­id dis­ci­pli­nary dis­cus­sions. But it is going to be a kind of jam­boree of kind of con­flict­ing, inter­est­ing, diverse per­spec­tives on post-carbon futures and so on.

The Breakdown: Brian Scully on Government Response to Disinformation

presented by Brian Scully, Oumou Ly

We’re focused on what we call coun­ter­ing for­eign influ­ence but real­ly what we’re try­ing to do is build nation­al resilience to for­eign influ­ence activ­i­ties. And so for us a lot of what we do is pub­lic edu­ca­tion and pub­lic aware­ness out­reach to dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties, pro­vide resources that folks can use to bet­ter under­stand both the risk and then ways to mit­i­gate the risk.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Bert Wijnen

presented by Bert Wijnen

I got involved in a work­ing group called as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). And I got very much involved, imple­ment­ed all the ver­sions that actu­al­ly were ever thought of, even those that were not pub­lished.

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