Drought tests the limits of land, customs, patience, and trust. It asks us hard questions, and demands that we take stock.
Celebrando las Acequias always brings together an amazing crew for music, food, poetry, scholarship, politics, and field work. This year is no exception.
Celebrando 2012: Ingenious Landscapes: Indigenous Infrastructures and Sustainable Design for Drylands.
We are grateful to Participant Media, Takepart.com, and Public Affairs Press for the opportunity to contribute a chapter, "Drawing Water," to Last Call at the Oasis, edited by Karl Weber.
The exhibition's travel itinerary is in development. Stay tuned.
ARID seeks submissions of scholarly articles, curriculum, visual essays, and other media including sound and video that investigate diverse aesthetic, social, cultural, historical, ecological, and political subjects related to desert regions of the American Southwest and beyond.
The Architecture + Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D Museum) has extended the DRYLANDS DESIGN exhibition, now on view through May 15, 2012. A+D is located at 6032 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, directly across the street from LA County Museum of Art.
The Drylands Design Conference---a month ago!--yikes!----was quite a wonderful milestone in the public conversation around water scarcity and design of the built environment. One hundred seventy people attended. The feedback has been very positive, and we will be harvesting its fruits for some considerable time to come.
In the meantime, ALI sends a big (if belated) thank you to the behind-the-scenes teams -----