Big Bix Reuse Lecture

Big Bix Reuse Lecture

November 7, 2005 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Arts Alumnus Julia Christensen returns to campus to give a talk: “How Design Affects Community / How Community Affects Design” LOCATION: Darrin Communication Center, room 337 Julia Christensen began investigating How Communities are Re-Using the Big Box in January of 2004. Throughout the spring and summer of 2004, she traveled over 17,000 miles around the country in her car, visiting the sites and meeting the people who are transforming empty Wal-Mart buildings, K-Mart buildings, Target buildings and more into useful structures for their community. She has been collecting a growing collection of photographs, interviews, stories, and documents relating to the renovations, and has been giving presentations in communities about how towns are dealing with this common situation. She continues to travel around the country, visiting towns and giving lectures about the reuse of big box buildings in the United States. Julia is also exhibiting photography and installing video/sound/new media work from field recordings collected throughout her travels. In the summer of 2005 she will continue to visit sites of renovated big box buildings around the United States. She is currently working on a book about the project. For more information about Julia and the big box projects see: www.juliachristensen.com www.bigboxreuse.com/press Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Studies.
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