The “Yeah - What Lester Said” exhibition and convening will explain environmental dangers while discussing ideas to create productive relationships between local problems, individual and corporate accountability, and the urgent environmental challenges posed by global warming. The show hopes to spur action via data driven art exhibits, films, sustainable architecture showcase and industry and community conversations.
These expert speakers discuss possible next steps forward, rethinking practices, future of textiles/garment manufacturing especially in light of COVID-19.
Moderator; Sarah Ayers, William & Bonnie
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We didn’t envision current events when we set out to plan this exhibition and its associated programming. The pandemic has altered people’s lives in profound ways. As artists making socially concerned work all of us have had to change our practices in terms of both making and presenting work.
Most of us make work that in normal times requires research out in the world if not making out in person. Moderator, Leslie Sobel posed a series of questions to artists, Sto Len, Desiree Duell and Paul Hickman, like; 1.) How has the pandemic altered how you make work? 2.) In terms of climate centric work what has changed for you? 3.) How do you integrate being an artist and an activist? The conversation was lively and extremely enlightening.
Yeah, What Lester Said - An Exhibition and Panel on Sustainability in Design presents Navigating the Nuts and Bolts of Stormwater Infrastructure
In this presentation we dove dive into two newly designed (2019) built Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects in Detroit, Michigan. These projects include: The Sacred Heart Church parking renovation and The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s Sankofa Permeable Pavers Project.
Our panelists and presenters compared and contrasted learnings for how these practices are informed by triple bottom line benefits for many stakeholders, lessons learned and the nuts and bolts (funding, designing, implementing, maintaining) and the various returns on investments that are gained from building and shifting organizations toward greener infrastructure.
3:26 - Jodee Raines - Triple Bottom Line & Stormwater Hub
12:58 - Leslie Tom - Water champion : Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
28:31 - Valerie Strassberg - Water champion: Sacred Heart Church, The Nature Conservancy
55:40 - Panel Discussion: Patrick Judd, ECT; Andrew McDowll, Smithgroup, moderated by Patrick Droze, OHM Advisors
For more programming, visit: https://detroit.design/lester.html
Yeah What Lester Said, an Exhibition and Panel on Sustainability in Design presents Creating Healthy, High Performance Building Districts.
The vision of the 2030 Districts Network is to establish a global network of healthy, high performance building districts and cities, uniting communities to catalyze transformation in the built environment and the role it plays in mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Did you know that Michigan is home to three 2030 Districts? Join the directors from Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids for an informative session to learn about 2030 Districts.
This 1 hour-long video will introduce you to 2030 District's mission, programming and ways to get involved.