January 18, 2023
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | webinar
Presentation: Indigenous Urban Futurity: A Lens for Reconciliation
Summary: This session will examine the concept of Indigenous futurity, a term coined by Dr. Grace Dillion to describe past-future visions where Indigenous peoples use creative thinking to construct alternative narratives about their futures. Viewed as a pathway toward indigenous revival, Indigenous futurities also provides a useful conduit toward restoring the balance between humans and living elements. Join Dalla Costa in conversation to examine the intersections - the creative, natural, social, and temporal forces - embedded in Indigenous-centric urban environments towards global resilience.
Bio: Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, OAA, AAA, LEED A.P. is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She is a practicing architect and a professor. Dalla Costa was honored in 2019 by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, added to the YBCA 100, a list which celebrates people, organizations, and movements shifting culture through ideas, their art, and their activism. At Arizona State University, she is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program, which brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of ASU students and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Her teaching and research is focused on Indigenous ways of knowing and being, co-design methodologies, sustainable design, and the resiliency of vernacular architectures.