Nature, Art & Habitat Residency – “FIRE: Renewal, Rituals, and Power”

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Nature, Art & Habitat Residency – “FIRE: Renewal, Rituals, and Power”

December 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


On Thursday, December 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, please join us in welcoming Nature, Art and Habitat as they introduce the 2024 residency topic, FIRE: Renewal, Rituals, and Power. The evening’s conversation is focused on the role of Fire as an elemental force that has shaped the very fabric of existence on earth.

The discussion will address pressing questions such as:

  • What is our awareness of the dynamics of fire?
  • How does fire and pollution connect us and highlight issues of global justice?
  • How can materialities help protect our homes and workplaces?

Come imagine future scenarios about transforming our material culture and help NAHR investigate the many facets of fire in history, rituals, and renewal. The 2024 NAHR open call will be explored in an dialogue and through a collaborative design exercise.

Head of Ceremony: Deborah Weintraub, AIA, LEED AP

Keynote Speaker: Greg Kochanowski, AIA, ASLA, Architect TBD

NAHR Fellow 2023: Dodd Holsapple, Artist

6.30 – 6.40pm:  Arrival and Socializing
6.40 – 6.45pm:  Introduction and Welcome
6.45 – 6.50pm:  The “5 Ws” of NAHR
6.50 – 7.05:  Past Fellow and Helms Grant recipient presentation Dodd Holsapple
7.10 – 7.20pm:  Keynote address on 2024 topic by xxxx
7.20 – 7.30pm:  2024 Topic Announcement, Introduction of workshop prompts
7.30 – 8.05pm:  Participative workshop / charrette
8:05 – 8.30pm:  Presentations and final summation remarks

Nature Art and Habitat, an Eco-laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practice, located in Taleggio Valley, Bergamo, Italy and Santa Ynez, California, is a program that aims to unfold and display a sensitive type of culture that relates to nature as a source of inspiration and a measure of available resources.

NAHR is a non-profit organization dedicated to explorations on the environment and creativity, hosting researchers and scholars from all around the world yearly.

FREE Parking is located in any of the Helms Bakery Campus lots.


December 7, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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