THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND PARTICIPATED!
The Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab at RISD, Fleet Library at RISD, and Synergetics Collaborative hosted the 6th Biennial Design Science Symposium: Inclusive Narratives from Nature, an event that explored multiple approaches to sustainable/nature-inspired making, community development, and other work that facilities a holistic relationship with nature and natural systems.
This event showcased how, through multiple cultural lenses, the design science framework can address the complex, real world problems we face today. It aimed to incorporate various cultural perspectives, knowledge systems, ways of relating to nature and creative problem solving.
This year’s themes included:
Ways of Knowing,
Current and Future Communities,
Rebuilding Solidarity in Nature,
Equitable Technology, and
Narratives—Valuing Cultural Inclusion.
Documentation of the 2019 symposium will be made available soon.
Below are highlights from recent symposium
Jenn Livermore presenting on "Field Guide: Collected Studies of a Symbiont"
Prathima Muniyappa presenting on "Sylan Synesthesia: A Non-Dualistic Agenda for Design"
Alberto de Salvatierra
Alberto de Salvatierra presenting on "Reed Urbanism: Soft Infrastructure in the Floating City of Uros"
Allen Hazard and Winifred Lambrecht
Allen Hazard and Winifred Lambrecht having a conversation on "The Bounty of the Ocean: Narragansett Culture and Quahog Harvesting"
Abraham Francis presenting on "Akwesasronon Voices: Connecting Community and Forest Stewartship"
Biagio di Carlo
Biagio di Carlo presenting on Reciprocal Frames & Rotegrity Structures"
Elise Powell & Sara Reyes
Elise Powell introducing "The Get Well Farms Method" workshop
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A Choreography of Vertigo
A Sign from the West Entrance of Akwesasne
Project Wadi Attir-Medicinal Plants