SIGNAL/NOISE Lecture Season Opening with Jakob Trollback on October 27-29


The ADF kicks off the SIGNAL/NOISE lecture season with Jakob Trollback, a branding and motion graphics designer from New York City. His firm, Trollback + Company, has done work for CBS, BBC, HBO, AMC, ESPN and The World Bank, and has garnered dozens of industry awards.. Originally from Sweden, Trollback is also involved in the TED community.

October 27: Anchorage
October 28: Fairbanks
October 29: Juneau

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Improving Cities & DIY Urbanism – Workshop on November 2

Do-It-yourself (DIY) urbanism is a worldwide movement where individuals make changes to their streets or neighborhoods using creative interventions. DIY urbanism can range from a large-scale event like PARKing Day, to organizing a few friends to transform a street median into a “guerrilla garden”.

Join Alaska Design Forum and UAA’s Center for Community Engagement and Learning for a hands-on workshop focused on improving cities with Dr. Jeff Hou, department chair of landscape architecture at the University of Washington.

Sunday, November 2, 2014
1:00-4:00 p.m. @ Anchorage Museum – Reynolds Classroom

Free, advance registration is required. Limited to 55 participants.
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Dr. Hou has a multidisciplinary background in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and public art. He is the editor of Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities (2010) and a co-author of Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Urban Community Gardens in Seattle (with Julie Johnson and Laura Lawson) (2009). He is a contributor to Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism (2008) and Companion to Urban Design (2011). His research on innovative practices of community participation and design education has also been published in Journal of Planning Education and Research, Landscape Journal, Journal of Architectural Education, and Open House International.

Following Dr. Hou’s talk, participants will be split into groups and brainstorm transformative ideas using the Alaska Design Forum’s contemporary cabin design challenge (“Cabin”) as a case study.


SIGNAL/NOISE Lecture Series

logo_SN_squareWe’re proud to announce SIGNAL/NOISE, our 2014-2015 lecture series. SIGNAL/NOISE  investigates how design confronts and responds to the current hyper-abundance of information in the world. To what extent does this bombardment of information (“Noise”) carry meaningful “Signals”? When clamorous complexity abounds, what is the role of simple silence?

See the lecture series line-up.