Maraya: Sisyphean Cart - Roundtable Discussion
Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Trevor Boddy, Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian. Everyone is welcome to this free event!
Trevor Boddy is a critic, curator, historian of architecture/urbanism, and consulting urban designer. He curated the 2008 exhibitionVancouverism and related Trafalgar Square site-specific construction, named a marquee event for the 2008 London Festival of Architecture, and re-mounted in 2009 at Place d’Invalides, Paris. An expanded version was installed at Woodward’s for the 2010 Olympics. His career retrospective exhibition entitled Telling Details: The Architecture of Clifford Wiens toured nationally to five galleries nationally. For the City of Surrey he was co-organizer of TownShift: Suburb Into City, the largest ideas design competition ever mounted by a Canadian municipality, and conceived their new civic design awards. Trevor has written on architecture and cities for the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Seattle Times, Architectural Review, Architectural Record,Bauwelt, A/V and l’Architecture d’aujourdhui, and has won theWestern Magazine and Alberta Book of the Year prizes. He holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Calgary, has taught design studio, history, and urbanism on four continents, and lectures globally on contemporary design and city-building. RAIC awarded Trevor its 2010 Advocacy Award, and he is an honorary member of AIA and the Bulgarian Union of Architects.
Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian
Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian conceptualized the Land Art Generator Initiative in the fall of 2008 and the project was strongly founded by the spring of 2009. http://landartgenerator.org/
Robert Ferry, RA, LEED AP BD+C
Founding Director, LAGI
Robert Ferry is the Co-Founder of the Land Art Generator Initiative and Studied Impact. His focus is on designing buildings that go above and beyond current popular notions of sustainability to achieve complete harmony with their local and global environments and with the people that use them. His designs of “positive-impact” buildings that double as renewable energy power-plants have been featured in “Superlative Emirates” (Daab Publishing), several Popular Science Magazine articles, and have been shown at international exhibits. The Land Art Generator Initiative has been in feature articles in numerous international press outlets, including The New York Times and Dwell Magazine. While based in the UAE, he has consulted on such projects as Masdar City and ADNOC HQ. Robert is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a licensed architect.
Founding Director, LAGI
Elizabeth Monoian is the founder and director of Society for Cultural Exchange (SCE). As the director of SCE she is committed to nurturing global intellectual and creative dialogue. She is currently working on large-scale international public art projects that both address and expose models of environmental sustainability.
Under SCE she co-founded the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), an international initiative activating interdisciplinary teams to conceive of large-scale public artworks for specific sites that artfully provide utility-scale clean energy to the city grid. The project combines renewable infrastructure design with international cultural exchange and community educational outreach. The project has been featured in articles in numerous international press outlets, including The New York Times and Dwell Magazine.
Elizabeth is an interdisciplinary artist and designer and her work has been screened and exhibited in venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. She received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.