Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona
1.25 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AIA/non-HSW, AICP, FL, NY/HSW
Storytelling is a powerful design medium. It can communicate ideas, convey knowledge, honor or confront the past, and challenges us to contribute our own stories. As we strive towards a renewed understanding and approach to collaborative design through engagement with diverse communities, storytelling is fundamental to the creative process.
Discover how stories and storytelling can act as the driving creative force behind powerful community-first designs that reflect the communities in which they are located.
Explore the complexities of addressing issues of representation, cultural sensitivity, and appropriation in partnership with indigenous communities.
Highlight how storytelling informs thoughtful planning and design of recreational and play spaces and can act as a catalyst for reconciliation, healing of urban trauma, and community dialogue and co-authorship.
Understand how innovative approaches to public engagement and integration of a variety of perspectives and histories can contribute to the creation of truly unique spaces that appropriately serve communities.