Joseph F. Kennedy is an architectural designer, writer, artist and filmmaker who specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development.
About the Speaker: After many years of teaching sustainable building techniques in Africa, Asia, Europe, the United States and South America, he now teaches architecture at the NewSchool of Architecture + Design in San Diego, California. He holds degrees in Architecture from UC Berkeley and SCI-Arc as well as an MA in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from Notre Dame, Joe went on to co-found the organization Builders without Borders, an international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of local, affordable materials in construction. Widely published in journals, proceedings and books, he also co-edited The Art of Natural Building, now in its greatly expanded second edition, and edited Building without Borders.
is a celebration of traditional building techniques from the book of the same name. In this lecture Joseph will review dozens of eco-friendly building techniques, from straw bale and cob, to hemp and salvaged materials. These strategies point the way toward a regenerative architecture, and illuminate some of the best practices for ecological design.