10-27-11

OSU’s Karen Lewis Lecture @ CUDC

blog_karen-lewis_switchspaceJoin us Friday, October 28th at 12 noon as we welcome Ohio State University Assistant Professor Karen Lewis for a talk on her winning entries for the Van Alen Institute’s Life at the Speed of Rail design competition.

Karen Lewis Talk
Friday, October 28, 2011
12 – 1 PM
CUDC Conference Room
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, PlayhouseSquare

Along with two student team members, Karen was selected as a competition winner for their entry Switch Space, which questioned the logic of linear corridors within the geography and development patterns of the Midwestern expanse. Her winning entry can be viewed on the Van Alen’s website here. Karen’s submission Health Corridor was also selected as an Honorable Mention. This Ohio centered proposal aligns a statewide high-speed rail corridor not with city centers, but rather along prominent health institutions.

Karen Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at The Ohio State University whose design research examines the intersection of graphic and infrastructural systems. Recent projects include Stock Exchange, an analysis, exhibition and proposal for the Bluegrass Stockyard, the largest stockyard East of the Mississippi River; Yellowtown, an examination of the relationship between signage, urban development and race; and Start / Gap, which visualizes human trafficking patterns and proposes ways to interrupt this exchange. Most recently, Professor Lewis was awarded the ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award, a prestigious award given to new faculty during their formative academic years who demonstrate excellence in teaching.

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