October 19, 2022 College Presents Second Symposium to Examine Regional Globalism in the Tennessee Valley

The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design announces the second in its two-part symposium series, Regional Globalism in the Tennessee Valley. The symposium will take place Nov. 3, 1-7 p.m., at Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 N. Central Street. It is free and open to the public, and registration is not required. The symposium also will be livestreamed.

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The Nov. 3 symposium convenes internationally recognized design research practices, RVTR, POST, The Open Workshop and SmoutAllen, to discuss their work on the region. Using design as a speculative medium, their work explores key questions and provocations for the Tennessee Valley as a region with global implications.

Expert presentations will examine influences on the past and future development in the Tennessee Valley. Topics include biomass as a transformational agent in shaping the valley; agricultural research, water stress and renewable energy; and data equity, housing access, energy paradigm shifts and food insecurity. Read more details about the design research practices and their presentations.

The symposium is made possible in part by the financial support of the Tennessee Architecture Foundation. Learn more about the symposium.

The Regional Globalism in the Tennessee Valley symposium series convenes leading design scholars, practitioners, artists and experts in many fields as part of a larger effort by the College of Architecture and Design to generate and disseminate sustained scholarship on issues related to the region through a design perspective. Read about Part 1 of the symposium series. In addition to live symposia, resulting scholarship will be published and exhibited throughout the region.