Lecture: McKenzie Beverage and Gabe Filippelli talk Environmental Awareness

Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Circle Centre (2nd floor, across from H&M), 49 W. Maryland Street

Outpost Indy and the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute invite you to join us for weekly, Mckenzie Beverage Image one-hour discussions on connectivity, environmental awareness, good design, and community in Indianapolis.

This week, McKenzie Beverage and Gabe Filippelli talk Environmental Awareness

McKenzie Beverage, Sustainability Coordinator at Butler University: McKenzie holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University (Bloomington), where she focused on sustainable development and interned at the Office of Sustainability. Prior to Butler, McKenzie was the program advisor for the Student Sustainability Committee at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), overseeing more than $1 million in funding for green projects around campus.

Gabe Filippelli, Director of the Center for Urban Health, IUPUI: Gabe is the Professor of Gabe Filippelli ImageEarth Sciences at IUPUI and the Director of the Center for Urban Health. He specializes in environmental geochemistry and climate change science, developing and interpreting geochemical records of climate and climate change extracted from oceans and lakes, and he has studied heavy metal distributions, geochemistry, and human health impacts in wetland, soil, and riparian environments.

So come on down to the Circle Centre Mall (yes we did say the mall), bring your lunch and join us to discuss how we can make Indy a cooler, more beautiful, and greener place to live.

Lecture: Rachel Armstrong: “The Technology of Nature”

October 30
Indianapolis Museum of Art
DeBoest Lecture Hall
Co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Tickets are free to the public. Please order using the form below. 

Rachel Armstrong is Co-Director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) in Architecture & Synthetic Biology at The School of Architecture & Construction, University of Greenwich, London. Senior TED Fellow, and Visiting Research Assistant at the Centre for Fundamental Living Technology, Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark. Rachel is a sustainability innovator who investigates a new approach to building materials called ‘living architecture,’ that suggests it is possible for our buildings to share some of the properties of living systems. She works collaboratively across disciplines to build and develop prototypes that embody her approach.

Dr. Armstrong designs sustainable solutions for the built and natural environment using advanced new technologies such as, Synthetic Biology – the engineering of living systems – and smart chemistry. Her research prompts a reevaluation of how we think about our homes and cities and raises questions about the urban environment of the future. She creates open innovation platforms for academia and industry to address environmental challenges such as carbon capture & recycling, smart ‘living’ materials and sustainable design.

Her award winning research underpins her bold approach to the way that she challenges perceptions, presumptions and established principles related to scientific concepts and the building blocks of life and society. She embodies and promotes new transferrable ways of thinking ‘outside of the box’ and enables others to also develop innovative environmental solutions.