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 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.