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THE LEAN YEARS P+ARG Conference, Lecture & Exhibit Reception

March 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm

The Lean Years is an interdisciplinary conference and design exhibit organized by the Planning + Architecture Research Group (P+ARG) at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. The exhibit opens March 11, 2011 and will run through the conference, which takes place at The University of Michigan on March 18-19, 2011.

Click here to RSVP and see the full schedule. This free combined event will provide an opportunity to bridge current economic conditions with overarching issues of urban form, housing, natural resources, culture, and justice. For the majority of the planet’s population, these are lean years, but they serve to bring both ecological limits and structural inequalities into sharper focus. Along with the conference, the exhibit is especially interested in exploring alternative design strategies and policies that foster community empowerment, innovation, and adaptation.

The exhibit includes work from current students, faculty and alumni from Taubman College, as well as designers from Harvard University, Woodbury University, and The Ohio State University.

The Hoodsheds: Brian Trump, Paul Tierman, McLean Echlin
Landfill Urbanism: Dan Weissman
Event Vertigo: Pre-Disaster
Recreation: Daniel Nissimov
The House that Makes Sense: Nick Lavelle & Beth Diamond
germiNATION: Beth Blostein & Bart Overly
Mobile Food Collective: Geoffrey Salvatore & ARCHE WORKS
p.U.M.p: Dongsei Kim & Jamieson Fajardo
99K House: Glenn Wilcox and Anca Trandafirescu


March 18, 2011
5:30 pm