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Ray and Thün present at ACSA/ASPHH Conference, “Building for Health and Well-Being”

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ray and Thün present at ACSA/ASPHH Conference, “Building for Health and Well-Being”

Professor of Practice in Architecture Mary-Ann Ray and Associate Dean for Research and Creative Practice and an Associate Professor of Architecture, Geoffrey Thün attended the ACSA/ASPHH Fall Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa held on September 22-24, 2016. The conference was the first joint effort between the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and was organized as a forum to discuss contemporary holistic approaches to addressing health and the environment.

Ray presented her paper “Cyborgonomic Architecture, Chromosapien Space” which reflects on the work of a graduate studio. The studio focused on the way different bodies—namely those with disabilities—interacted with “topographies, spaces, surfaces and objects” and designed interventions “that attempted to take the stigma of the ‘dis’- out of the ‘disabled’ bodies.” Thün presented “Considering Health Impacts in Public School Design: Indoor Environment Quality, High Performance School Design and Operational Considerations,” a collaborative work with professors at the University of Michigan and Wayne State.

Read more about the conference here and abstracts for Ray and Thün’s papers here.

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