So many of us live out our daily lives in that realm geographers refer to as the taken-for-granted world. Our taken-for-granted worlds may be those of a mother, a father, a child, elder, or a land planner, health care practitioner, business owner or policy maker. Yet, with the convergence of such global trends as energy and water scarcity, obesity and poor health, an aging society, and climate change we cannot afford to ignore French poet Paul Valery’s announcement, "The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be."
Admitting to that very different future can be really scary and cause us not to admit to what needs our attention. However by addressing these issues and by unpacking the global trends, we can: 1) visualize what the future will likely look like, 2) identify common denominators integral to the trends, and 3) use those common denominators as a mechanism to bring together divergent professions and lay people in collaborative working session.
Collaboration by Illuminating the Peripheries of Life
Dr. Bob Scarfo, Interdisciplinary Design Institute, Washington State University, Spokane
Tuesday, April 6 2:30-3:45pm
Parsons Gallery, 2nd floor, Urban Center Building
This is a free event.