Digital Vernacular - Lecture at Utah School of Architecture

Feb 24, 2017

The University of Utah School of Architecture 2016-2017 Lecture Series presents Sara Dean, Assistant Professor at the California College of the Arts, on Friday, February 24 at 4:00 PM at the College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah 375 South 1530 East Room 127. She will be presenting a lecture titled Digital Vernacular: Urbanism and Activism between Space and Interface.

“Digital platforms create new methods of collective and urban interface,” says Dean. “Real-time media, augmented reality, and crowd-production have changed how we occupy the city and locate publics. These new forms of ‘digital vernacular’ are design tools for social architecture. Using personal and precedent projects, this talk will explore forms of urban agency offered by these digital community practices. Using the Detroit Resists’ ‘Digital Occupation of the US Pavilion’ as a starting point, the talk will look at activism, community participation, and urban futures through analogue and digital intervention.”