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FRI-C04 - Design Changes Place—Advocacy Changes People

Friday, October 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 109


The past year was defined by activism and advocacy across the political and cultural spectrum.This session will explore the relationship between design and advocacy through the lenses of research, observation, and engagement, and how they are transforming the physical landscapes and social resiliency of our cities.

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Michelle Jordan, Assoc. ASLA

Landscape Designer
Andropogon Associates

Michelle Jordan is a Landscape Designer at Andropogon Associates in Philadelphia, PA, and has worked on a range of projects that include: eco-restoration on Long Island, NY; university and campus design; and research that focuses on the relationship between sustainable design and public policy. Michelle is an artist, horticulturist, and designer, who draws from the beauty and complex systems in nature and ecology to create dynamic places for people, plants, and animals. She uses each site as a living canvas to tell a story about the character of the place, the environment, and its inhabitants.


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Sally Harrison, AIA

Professor of Architecture
Temple University

Sally Harrison is Professor of Architecture at Temple University with expertise in urbanism and social impact design. She co-founded The Urban Workshop, an interdisciplinary university-based collaborative engaged in research and design in local neighborhoods. Her design and scholarship is widely published and is recognized in design awards programs. Harrison is a founding member of the Community Design Collaborative, and sits on its Advisory Council. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Philadelphia AIA Journal, Context, and the Board of Directors of the Village of Arts and Humanities. She received her MArch from MIT, and her BA from UPenn.


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Meghan Talarowski, ASLA

Executive Director
Studio Ludo

Meghan Talarowski, PLA, is the founder and Executive Director of Studio Ludo, a non-profit whose mission is building better play through research, design, and advocacy. She has a Bachelors in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as more than 20 years of experience in the design field. Her research focuses on how the design of play environments impacts physical health and social behavior, and has been presented at conferences around the world, as well as at TedX Philadelphia.


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