Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.
Walter Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio. Based in Oakland, California, the studio defines itself as a cultural practice, working across art, fabrication, design, landscape, research, and urbanism. Hood combines "architectural and fine arts expertise with a commitment to designing ecologically sustainable public spaces that empower marginalized communities." Throughout his career, he has transformed traffic islands, vacant lots, and freeway underpasses into spaces that challenge the legacy of neglect of urban neighborhoods. Through community engagement, his work investigates the natural and social histories of a place as well as the aspirations of current residents.
Attendees will not be visible or audible during the webinar but may ask questions via the Q&A function.