Monday, 26 Mar 2018
Join a discussion exploring the benefits, possibilities and potential for Iowa State to engage strategically with its Native neighbors in research and collaboration.
Chicago-based composer, sound designer, radio and visual artist Eric Leonardson will talk about several ongoing projects that intersected via "Eco-Sensing and Soundscape," a studio course he taught in fall 2015 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a practicing artist and educator, Leonardson is interested in the promise of technology to enable new connections between physical action, sensory perception and ideas.
Steve Jones is in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and Director of the Bread Lab at Washington State University. His research is directed towards improving wheat varieties (and other crops) for traditional and organic systems that incorporate diverse rotations and systems for small and midsized farms. Farmer participation and expertise is utilized and encouraged in research planning and decision making.
Tarana Burke shares her personal story behind the "Me Too" movement and the viral #MeToo campaign that has emerged as a rallying cry for people who have experienced sexual assault or harassment.
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.
Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
Christine Moseley, founder of Full Harvest, the first business-to-business marketplace for ugly and surplus produce. She'll discuss the online marketplace connecting farms with food and beverage companies to buy and sell surplus and imperfect produce.
"This is Not Your Door: Spaces of Exclusion in New York." Architect Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, principal of New York City-based Nami Studio, will speak about access in housing, education and social environments and propose alternative models of inclusion. Part of the ISU Department of Architecture 2017-18 Public Programs Series, "For Other Architectures."
Theater artist Ashley Hanson will present a snapshot of the lives, work, stories, themes, artifacts and questions she discovered while visiting 24 rural communities with populations of less than 10,000 across the country and discuss the role of art in small-town life and the challenges of making art in rural America.
The 2018 Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture. Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for native environmental groups.
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
Eric Heiman is a partner and co-founder of award-winning San Francisco design agency Volume Inc. and an associate professor of graphic design at the California College of the Arts. His lecture is funded through a Strategic Initiatives Grant from the Vice President for Extension and Outreach.