Reading the City: Signals, Markings, and Indicators in the Urban Landscape
Reading the City Signals, Markings, and Indicators in the Urban Landscape
When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free; RSVP required. To reserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.
As we wander through the city, we encounter a wilderness of symbolic markings. Traffic and transit symbols, industrial markings, and historical, cultural, and wayfinding signage all connect us with the dynamic forces shaping urban life.
Join a discussion of current projects exploring how urban symbols deepen our interactions with the city, connect us with diverse forms of knowledge, and help us imagine possible futures. Led by Bay Observatory Urban Fellow Sara Dean, this interdisciplinary panel will include expertise in landscape histories, landscape design, artistic urbanism, digital iconography, and environmental storytelling (including games).
About the Speakers
Susan Moffat is Project Director of the UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative, an interdisciplinary program on cities, and founder of the arts organization Love the Bulb, which is dedicated to protecting the creative traditions of the Albany Bulb landfill on San Francisco Bay.
College of Environmental Design Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Walter Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio.
Sara Dean is a designer and architect who works across various media and scales. She is an Assistant Professor of Design at California College of the Arts (CCA), and a Bay Observatory Urban Fellow.
Beth Ferguson is an Assistant Professor of Design at UC Davis. She teaches sustainable design, furniture design, and industrial design.