Ven Alen Institute: Climate Design Lab

U-SoA Faculty and Students are Keeping Current: Van Alen Institute’s Climate Design Lab

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U-SoA Faculty and Students are Keeping Current: Van Alen Institute’s Climate Design Lab

By UM News

U-SoA faculty and students and 14 Miami-Dade County high school students participated in Van Alen Institute’s Keeping Current: Climate Design Lab, a 3-week summer program on climate change, organized in partnership with the CLEO Institute and the Miami-Dade School District. Hosted throughout July at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and FrostScience Museum, U-SoA Prof. Joanna Lombard and Konstantina Kritharidou, M.Arch.’19 coordinated with U-SoA Lecturer, Veruska Vasconez, Emily Elkin, M.Arch. ’18, Yoca Arditi-Rocha at CLEO, and Kokei Otosi and Isabel Miesner at Van Alen to organize and conduct the Climate Design Lab, which was held in the Jewel Box at YoungArts Miami. On July 30th, the students presented their climate adaptation strategies for an East Little Havana neighborhood over 4 time periods: 2040, 2060, 2080, and 2100 using Climate Central sea level rise maps as a foundation. Nancy Clark, Aida Curtis, Jordan DeLeon, Katie Hagemann, Elisa Juarez, Jessica Lax, and Caroline Lewis reviewed the student work. Click on KEEPING CURRENT A Sea Level Rise Challenge for Greater Miami for more info on the Van Alen programs and an upcoming exhibition of the student projects.