The UNM School of Architecture + Planning hosts the final segment of the 2023 SA+P Spring Lecture Series featuring a talk by Walter Hood on Monday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Garcia Honda Auditorium.
This event is free and open to the public, and also accessible via Zoom: https://unm.zoom.us/j/98646415735.
Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, Calif., a social art and design practice founded in 1992. The studio’s practice is tripartite: art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism, a breadth that allows us to understand each place in its scale and context. HDS responds not with a standard design, but with an approach adaptive to the particulars and specifics of a space.
The Hood Design Studio strengthens endemic patterns and practices—those ecological and cultural, contemporary and historic, and those that remain unseen or unrecognized. Urban spaces and their objects act as public sculpture, creating new apertures through which to see the emergent beauty, strangeness, and idiosyncrasies around us.
Hood is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, 2019 Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, 2019 MacArthur Fellowship, 2019 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and the 2021 recipient of the Architectural League’s President’s Medal award.