University of New Mexico Taos Sustainability Institute Hosts Four-Day Humanitarian Design Seminar & Workshop August 5 Through 8, 2014

June 12, 2014


TAOS, N.M., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The University of New Mexico Taos will host an innovative Humanitarian Design Seminar & Workshop, Tuesday, August 5 through Friday, August 8, 2014, launching the school’s Sustainability Institute’s presentation and lecture series focusing on design and resilience for the changing world. Includes UNM Taos course credit and AIA approved continuing education units. The Seminar will be headquartered at Bataan Hall in Taos, with participatory workshops throughout Taos, NM. Lectures, films, social gatherings and Q&A’s with speakers and participants are also planned. Event website – www.sustaintaos.com.

“A central focus of our Sustainability Institute is community involvement. Human Resources are among our most vital natural resources. We are excited to sponsor speakers and workshops where the interstices of our humanity and our natural environment are paramount. These are the key conversations of our time,” said UNM-Taos Executive Director, Dr. Kate O’Neill.

Speakers, all acclaimed in their fields, will discuss current and future methods of humanitarian design. Speakers include Illac Diaz, Pratik Zaveri, Bryan Bell, Michael Reynolds, Rachel Preston Prinz, Mark Goldman and Dan Weinman.

Field trips include tours of the Phoenix Earthship, a 5,000 square foot off-the-grid residence outside Taos, NM. The Mesa Brewery, location of New Mexico’s largest solar hot water heater, will also be visited. A special tour of Taos Pueblo, the longest continually lived-in residential complex in the United States, founded more than 1000 years ago, is also on the schedule. Workshops include SketchUp 3D design software exclusive training, Solar Tech PPC Solar, Organic Farming with Red Willow Farm, Acequias & Seeds with Sol Feliz Farm, Earthship Biotecture, Sustainable Housing with Avanyu Construction and Local Food with T.C.E.D.C. The UNM event is one of the most comprehensive and groundbreaking of its kind.

Proudly, UNM-Taos is a community leader that looks to the future not only in providing the finest education for its students, but in partnering with the business, governing, medical, art and educational communities.

Tickets are $300 for one full pass, other levels of participation including student rates are available. Recommended accommodations via the The Historic Taos Inn among others. Event website – www.sustaintaos.com.

SOURCE University of New Mexico Taos

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