Today's 5:30 p.m. speaker at University of Arkansas. Program is free but seating is limited. So go early.
Lance Hosey to Discuss 'How Beauty Could Save the Planet' in Feb. 20 LectureMonday, February 20, 2012
An architect and designer, Hosey is a former director with William McDonough + Partners and a former columnist with Architect magazine. With Kira Gould, he is co-author of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (2007), the first book in the design industry to study the connections between diversity, innovation and the environment. His forthcoming book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design, demonstrates how form and image can enhance conservation and community at every scale of design, from products to cities.
Great design is a marriage of art and science, but so far green design has focused on science and neglected art. The Shape of Green examines how form and image can enhance conservation and comfort at every scale of design, including products, furniture, interiors, architecture, landscape and communities. Taking the principles of ecology to their inevitable conclusion could spark a revolution in aesthetics as well as ethics. Aesthetic attraction isn’t a superficial concern; it’s an environmental imperative. Beauty could save the planet.
This is the Polk Stanley Wilcox Sustainability Lecture in the 2011-12 Fay Jones School of Architecture lecture series.
Admission is free admission, with limited seating. For more information, contact 479-575-4704 or architecture.uark.edu.
Fay Jones School of Architecture