UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Stuckeman School at the College of Arts and Architecture is hosting the first lecture in its 2022-23 series of lectures and exhibits, with Landing Studio directors Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams, at 4:30 p.m. on October 1. 5.
Entitled “Just Infrastructure”, the conference will examine the spaces of urban highways, utilities, rail corridors and industrial waterways that support the movement of goods and people, but often at the expense of local places where they cause social harm. and environmental.
“It is in this context that we have focused our practice,” said Marie Law Adams. “We work with communities, conservationists, activists, industrial companies and public agencies, and use design to transform infrastructure to reflect the priorities of those most directly impacted by it, and to the health of the planet.”
Dan and Marie Law Adams founded Landing Studio in 2005 with the Rock Chapel Marine project, a shared-use road salt terminal and public park landscape located in an immigrant community just north of Boston. While working extensively in this community for the first 10 years of practice, they also studied salt production facilities around the world. Through this parallel global fieldwork and local practice, Landing Studio documented the ways in which seemingly standardized production and infrastructure spaces could be shaped by local places and people. This understanding serves as the foundation for Landing Studio’s ongoing work, where the company seeks to bring local voices, new dimensions of human enjoyment and comfort, and natural systems to everyday infrastructure spaces.