the laurentia project


Laurentia brings together creative minds in food, design, art, science, writing, and policy, focused on dialogue that needs to happen now.  To simultaneously talk and make; on critical topics toward actionable progress. Laurentia is workshopping re-made.

Filtering by: Slow Revolution

5:30 PM17:30

Community + Emergent Revitalization

Imagine a model of neighborhood revitalization that doesn’t displace, but instead seeks to understand a place before reinventing it. Developing new skill-sets as designers and collaborating with those who have anthropological lenses may be key to finally forming a new model to replace gentrification. This dinner will explore:

  • How can oral histories and a rich variety of ethnographic skill-sets become part of the standard architectural toolset?
  • What are the elements of equitable access, foundational sustainability, and shared respect that we can incorporate into the design process?
  • How can we spark authentic economic innovation that is inclusive of what has come before, and also welcoming of the new?

Your ticket includes:

  •  A full dinner and drinks at a private home near the Living Future conference
  •  Facilitated conversation with a dozen deep thinkers
  •  4 AIA and GBCI CEUs

This is evening three of our three-part "Muina Series." Muina, a Basque word for which there is no English equivalent, is how chef Josean Alija describes his approach to cooking:

It enables the creative process to be viewed as a journey to the source of things, to their roots, allowing their true potential to be developed fully through the description of rounded, complete, and pleasurable sensations.

Join us for this intimate "slow thinking dinner." Purchase tickets here.

The address of our private home for this event and other light directions will be sent to your email address a week before the event.

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