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Visualizing our Choices and their Effect on the Environment


Ruggles Architecture Studio

April 3, 2018 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
April 3, 2018 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Please join us for a reception co-hosted by the School of Architecture to celebrate the unique and exciting exhibit created by Matt Eckelman and Michelle Laboy entitled Footprints of Everyday Things.  This creative exhibit highlights issues related to sustainability in our daily lives. The reception is on Tuesday, April 3, 5:00-7:00 in the Ruggles Architecture Studio. 

Beginning in November 2017, Dr. Matthew Eckelman from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering collaborated with School of Architecture’s Michelle Laboy with an on-going exhibit called “Footprints of Everyday Things.”  This project blends research and art to showcase how consumers and everyday actions of people play a role in the environment. This concept was chosen because inputs and emissions are often hidden from people in their daily lives and go unnoticed by society. This ranges from how goods are produced and reach consumers to other every day services and actions people participate in.  An example of what is being shown is the idea of using visuals to communicate these challenges. Such as a graphic representing an absurdly large inflated balloon above an urban house which conceptualizes how much greenhouses produced by a household of four in the city. This provides people who are not familiar with the research to grasp the actual physical aspects of what the role of the average person’s actions has on the environment.

Local Coverage: The Huntington News