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Planetary Protocols: Kim Cook

Planetary Protocols  is a new, cross-disciplinary series of talks that brings together international thinkers and practitioners to present their work and perspectives on architecture, design, identity, and statehood. 

In the second talk of the series, Kim Cook — director of Art and Civic Engagement at Burning Man – will present her thoughts on design, architecture, community and public life. Among other positions, Cook was formerly President and CEO of the Arts Council of New Orleans, where she blended art, design, and technology to address civic challenges.

Creative by design
When we as citizens are intentional about the use of design in the public realm we can nurture, facilitate, and even catalyse creativity, stronger social ties, and meaningful connections to each other – and to the places we inhabit. This talk will present a contrast between general urban realities (using the United States as primary reference) and the annual temporary city in the Desert—called Black Rock City and known as Burning Man—which serves as an opportunity to explore how temporality allows us to innovate, test new ideas and enact creative experiments. The lessons of Burning Man offer the possibility of translating those temporary strategies into active choices that make a lasting impact in other environments. From the experiential to the physical: design matters.

Open talk followed by a response by Ana Betancour, Professor at UMA School of Architecture. In English.

Curated by James Taylor-Foster
Produced by Elisabet Schön
Graphics by Daly & Lyon

Free entry; registration required.

Fully booked!

Other Planetary Protocol talks:
3 April Anna Puigjaner 
17 April Durga Chew-Bose  
24 April Cooking Sections 



Tuesday 10 April