2017 International Stream Daylighting Series
Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: University of Utah, C. Roland Christensen Center (CRCC) Room #115
The 2017 International Stream Daylighting Series is a gathering of community members, professionals, and educators to share visions, insights, and ideas about uncovering urban creeks and rivers, in a process known as daylighting. Daylighting, a multi-disciplinary approach to the fields of planning, engineering, architecture, natural sciences, social sciences, and business, will be viewed through the lens of urban hydrology. Local and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community leaders will move beyond watershed issues to solutions to revitalizing lost riparian habitats. As Ann Riley – a pioneer of stream daylighting in Berkeley, California – explains, “Stream restoration [and daylighting] is neighborhood restoration” (Urban Stream Restoration 1998).
Life Design (Disena Vida) ̃
Join Elias Cattan for a discussion on the transformation of systems thinking through the lens of architecture, urbanism, ecology, and health. Life Design webs a path of mutual vision in remembering anthropogenic relationships with living systems, not only as a support system, but also as a model for evolution.
Paved over in 1942, one of Mexico City’s largest waterways, the Piedad River, flows under the Miguel Alemán Viaduct. Informed by daylighting efforts across the globe, uncovering the Piedad would replace a congested roadway with a public space to improve water quality, increase biodiversity, and facilitate economic development. This would be the first step in a multidisciplinary approach – academics, designers, planners, environmentalists, and artists – to uncover all of 45 of the city’s buried rivers.
Through initiatives, such as Picnic on the River, Elias’ work seeks to perpetuate daylighting efforts across Mexico City. His art installations deconstruct the relationship between human systems and the natural world.
Three Creeks Confluence: Jane Jacobs Walk
Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Three Creeks Pocket Park: 819 West 1300 South Salt Lake City, UT, 84104
Join the Seven Canyons Trust for a walking conversation to explore the Three Creeks Confluence, an effort to uncover 200 feet of the combined confluence of Red Butte, Emigration, and Parley’s Creeks in Salt Lake City. Guest speakers will discuss the project from its origin’s in the Seven Canyons Trust’s, 100 Years of Daylighting, to its near on-the-ground completion. Discover various art interventions intended to build support for the project and learn about on-the-ground efforts to daylighting three of Salt Lake City’s waterways, combining elements of art, activism, planning, ecology, hydrology, and engineering.
About the Speaker - Elias Cattan
Founder and Director of Taller13 Arquitectura Regenerativa and Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana in design and environmental theory, Elias is dedicated to understanding cities as ecosystems, designing at different scales: furniture, interiors, buildings, and urban planning. His vision integrates the patterns of community life with the systems in which they develop, forming regenerative processes.