Carson Center’s Smith part of Exhibit Columbus Symposium New Middles

Carson Center’s Smith part of Exhibit Columbus Symposium New Middles

calendar icon15 Sep 2020    

Ash E. Smith
Ash E. Smith

Lincoln, Neb.--University of Nebraska–Lincoln Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Ash E. Smith is part of the Exhibit Columbus Symposium New Middles, which kicks off Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 27. 

The symposium gathers national and international thought leaders in architecture, art, design and landscape architecture, together with Columbus, Indiana, stakeholders to explore the question: What is the Future of The Middle City? The symposium will consider the role of design and architecture in making civic change at a time when many pressing issues are affecting communities, including public health, climate change, equity and social justice, and emergent technologies.

The symposium consists of a series of free online conversations and events, including Thematic Conversations, presented in partnership with Dezeen, and Columbus Conversations with ongoing public engagement taking place every other week from Sept. 15-Oct. 27.

Thematic conversations will be live streamed and recorded on Tuesdays at www.dezeen.com/exhibit-columbus/. Columbus Conversations will be live streamed and recorded on Thursdays through Exhibit Columbus on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Smith will be part of the symposium titled “Indigenous Futures and Radical Thinking” on Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. CDT and Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. CDT.

The full schedule includes:

Week 1: Futures and Technologies
Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. CDT and Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. CDT
Featuring: Dan Hill (Vinnova, Stockholm, Sweden) and Rhada Mistry (Autodesk, San Francisco). Moderated by Marcus Fairs, Editor-in-Chief, Dezeen.

Week 2: Resiliency and Climate Adaptation
Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. CDT and Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. CDT
Featuring: Inaki Alday (Tulane University) and Kate Orff (SCAPE in New York City). Moderated by Iker Gil, 2020-2021 Curator, Exhibit Columbus.

Week 3: Arts and Community
Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. CDT and Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. CDT
Featuring Paola Aguirre (Borderless Studio, Chicago) and De Nichols, Civic Creatives, St. Louis). Moderated by Anne Surak, Director, Exhibit Columbus.

Week 4: Indigenous Futures and Radical Thinking
Oct. 27 at  1 p.m. CDT and Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. CDT
Featuring: Ash E. Smith (Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts), Chris Cornelius (Oneida) (studio:indigenous, Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Wes Jackson (The Land Institute, Topeka, Kansas) and Joar Nango (Sami) (FFB, Alta, Finland). Moderated by Mimi Zeiger, 2020-2021 Curator, Exhibit Columbus.

For more information and links, visit https://go.unl.edu/twjy.