WSoA announces Spring 2022 Lecture Series

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2022 Lecture Series in continuation of the Year of Intelligence. For the past several years, we have chosen an annual social justice-focused topic. Two years ago, the theme was Housing. Last year, we investigated the theme of Climate Justice. This year, the theme is Intelligence.

The theme of intelligence refers to the increased presence of Artificial Intelligence in the design industries and our daily lives, and more specifically, how we might leverage this new intelligence for social and environmental change.

See the Pen
WSOA Spring 22
by WSOA (@otis_web)
on CodePen.

The “poster” was designed by Masato and Karen Nakada of Tokyo- and Los Angeles-based Happening Studio, who also designed our Fall poster. It was created utilizing basic web coding (HTML & CSS) as a design tool to generate a series of posters. The series poster, along with a series of individual event posters, is hosted by an open-source web editing platform as a way to share and be re-designed by anyone, capturing the ethos of WSoA’s committed focus on equity and inclusion.

Our virtual lectures scheduled for Spring include talks with Foster+Partners Senior Partners Martha Tsigkari and Dan Sibert; Gretchen Wilkins, Interim Dean and Architect-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art; Anthony Cortez, an Experiential Technologist at ARUP LA; Co-Founder and Design Director at Parsons Healthy Materials Lab Jonsara Ruth; and Leigh Christy, FAIA, a Principal at Perkins&Will LA.

Click the below links to learn more and register for each event:


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