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Comfort: Visual Systems

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 1–3 pm


Icons illustrating different aspects of everyday life

Conventional definitions of comfort as an individual measure are being upended by the unseen risks in the shared systems that our social and personal comfort-ability depends upon. VisionArc director, Landon Brown, will present a talk and open workshop to examine the interface between visual language and the shared systems of day-to-day life in the city. The visual language of formal systems will be used as a stepping off point. From there the workshop will open to discuss ways in which the repurposing of familiar parts of the city's social, infrastructural and commercial landscape might offer a glimpse into future solutions for confronting shared risk at the urban scale.      

Image: courtesy VisionArc

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