Mindy Fullilove on community ‘root shock’

How does environment impact mental health? And how does stress affect one’s emotional ecosystem? On Sept. 14, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will launch is fall Public Lecture Series with a free talk by psychiatrist and urban policy expert Mindy Fullilove. In all, the series will feature 11 presentations by nationally known artists, architects, curators and designers.

Starting up in St. Louis

Business Insider recently reported that St. Louis is the best city for Millennials due to its low cost of living and lifestyle. Zoë Scharf, BFA ’11, co-founder of the start up Greetabl, wants to add one more reason to the list: the city’s great start-up scene.

Video: ‘A new approach’

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Billions of tons are produced annually. But for the 2017 Solar Decathlon, Team WashU wanted to demonstrate a new and more sustainable approach.

‘Kader Attia: Reason’s Oxymorons’

What is the nature of the self? How do conceptions differ in Western and non-Western cultures? Can individual and collective traumas ever be “fixed,” or do certain wounds defy the notion of repair? In “Reason’s Oxymorons,” French-Algerian artist Kader Attia surveys how different cultures, societies and disciplines grapple with questions of loss and damage.

PXSTL community design projects announced

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and Chicago-based artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez have awarded four grants to support community design initiatives as part of the PXSTL project “A Way, Away (Listen While I Say).”

‘An element of surprise’

Over the last several months, architecture students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have planned, fabricated and installed a 100-foot-long public sculpture at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
Michael King, AB ’87, has worked in cities around the globe to improve urban and street design. He’s a “traffic calmer,” making streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Designing safer streets

Michael King, AB ’87, has worked in cities around the globe to improve street design. He’s a “traffic calmer,” making streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.