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Calendar | 2018


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2018

Tue, May 29, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
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OWA EVENT: Somatic Design: How the Body Makes Marks: Toward a Somatic Shift in Architecture


Galen Cranz, Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley
Chelsea Rushton, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley, Wurster Hall, Rm. 172 at Bancroft & College

How can drawing from different layers of the brain affect the design process in architecture? How might built environments, and users’ experiences of them, change when architects design with and for the whole body?

Join Galen Cranz and Chelsea Rushton for an evening of live drawing to explore how different brain states can affect drawing and design processes in architecture. Together, we will discuss incompatibilities of contemporary architectural elements on our bodies, engage in a somatic exercise to expand awareness of the body and its intelligence, and utilize somatic awareness in drawing practice to re-vision conventional elements of the built environment in ways that more fully accommodate our physical selves.

This workshop is informed by Cranz’s published research on drawing and somatic experience (JAPR Winter 2014) and the recent exhibition, curated by Rushton in UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, of drawings Cranz has collected as research data since 2008.

Refreshments will be served.


Thu, Jun 21, 2018
7:00p
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OWA EVENT: Book Talk with Christie Coffin


Come join us for a book talk with our very own member, and author Christie Coffin, as she discusses her latest book: Making Places for People: 12 Questions Every Designer Should Ask

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Location: Laurel Bookstore
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Date: June 21st
Time: 7pm

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. The book will be available for purchase at the event!


Making Places for People explores twelve social questions in environmental design. Authors Christie Johnson Coffin and Jenny Young bring perspectives from practice and teaching to challenge assumptions about how places meet human needs. The book reveals deeper complexities in addressing basic questions, such as: What is the story of this place? What logic orders it? How big is it? How Sustainable is it? Providing an overview of a growing body of knowledge about people and places, Making Places for People stimulates curiosity and further discussion.

Christie Johnson Coffin practices architecture in the Western Unites States and internationally in Taiwan, India, and Nicaragua, with a focus on social design for health-care and research laboratory buildings. She is also author of Changing Hospital Environments for Children.

Jenny Young teaches design and human factors in design. Her research on small town development focuses on the roles public buildings play in town stability and vitality. Her architectural practice includes consulting on schools, libraries, clinics, and designing residential projects.


Sat, Jul 14, 2018
TBD
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OWA EVENT: #METOO Curated Conversations


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Sat, Aug 4, 2018
TBD
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OWA EVENT: Sufism Reoriented Picnic


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Sat, Aug 11, 2018
TBD
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OWA EVENT: Sufism Reoriented Picnic


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Tue, Aug 21, 2018
TBD
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OWA EVENT: Film 'Sista in the Brotherhood' with OCA


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Tue, Aug 28, 2018
TBD
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OWA EVENT: Film 'Sista in the Brotherhood' with OCA


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Fri, Sep 21, 2018
4:00pm
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OWA EVENT: OWA Annual Retreat


OWA+DP Retreat 2018
Celebrating the Legacy and Community of OWA+DP
Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals

21-23 September 2018, Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, California,

2018 will be our 30th year hosting the OWA+DP retreat and one of the 45th Anniversary Year Events.

We are pleased to invite you to this year's memorable OWA+DP 45th-anniversary retreat at the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch. Enjoy an amazing 3 day weekend of fun, arts & craft, great food, workshop, fitness, music, dancing, connecting with other amazing women professionals and more! More details here!



Tue, Oct 16, 2018
7pm-9pm
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OWA EVENT: OWA Annual Business Meeting


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Sun, Dec 9, 2018

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OWA EVENT: OWA Holiday Party - San Francisco


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