Resilience 2021: The Importance of Seismic Functional Recovery and Community Resilience in the Built Environment
Today’s architectural educators operate in a rapidly evolving social, cultural, technological and ecological milieu that expands and complicates the problem space, while introducing new possibilities for how we teach and engage our students and local communities. Conditions and expectations of our home institutions often frame our efforts, sometimes reinforcing the status quo while simultaneously demanding innovation in scholarship, teaching, and praxis. The 109th Annual Meeting of the ACSA will invoke the multivalent nature of PROSPECT as extensive view, a place from which to gain vantage enabling the act of looking forward and exploring. The conference will be a place from where we can appreciate the expanse of architectural education’s possible futures, simultaneously envision those futures through active inquiry and explore the interconnectedness of our communities.