In Plain Sight: Interpreting the Invisible, Unlovable, and Overlooked.

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
, Lecture Room

What are the stories a storm drain can tell? Can sanitation be loveable?Under the Umbrella, an immersive game, poetic installation, and community art project reframes the everyday landscape as a place of adventure, quest seeking, and quiet discovery. Therese Kelly will share how architectural storytelling can promote both social and environmental resilience.

Therese Kelly is an architect and social practice artist committed to creating a vibrant public realm. She is also co-founder of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, an interdisciplinary group that offers urban hikes, field exercises, and critical cartography to promote exploration and discovery of everyday urban landscapes. Therese graduated cum laude from Princeton University and earned her M.Arch from University of California, Los Angeles as a Regent’s Fellow. Published and exhibited widely, including at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Rotterdam Architecture Biennale, her work is currently on view in Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s, “By the People: Designing a Better America.”