Speaker Series: DesignBuildBLUFF


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:00pm


Online via Zoom & Facebook Live

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The Yestermorrow Speaker Series is a free offering that has traditionally focused on design/build, craftsmanship, and interesting ideas & concepts related to sustainability. This fall, we are highlighting speakers & organizations that seek to "re-design/build" communities, structures, and systems for the health of people & the planet. Join us Wednesday nights, 7PM EST on Facebook Live or tune in on Zoom.

Use this link to connect on Wednesday night: bit.ly/YM-Fall2020.


DesignBuildBLUFF is a graduate architecture program at the University of Utah focused on immersing students in hands-on cross-cultural experiences. We work in partnership with the Rural and Native communities of San Juan County in the Utah Four Corners. There is an overwhelming need for affordable and culturally appropriate housing within the Navajo Nation. With this problem in mind, our students sought to develop a flexible housing prototype that could be easily built by would-be native homeowners. The concept of “sweat equity” is one in which the client uses their own labor, rather than cash, as a form of contribution in the building process. Join Hiroko Yamamoto (instructor), Carmi Holguin (CDC Manager & Founder), Adrienne Caesar (intern), and Perry Martin (student) to learn more about this impactful program.

Fall 2020 Speaker Series
September 23 - Adventures in EcoSocial Design with Jorge Antonio Espinosa
September 30 - Art as Story Through an Indigenous Lens with Judy Dow
October 7 - Rebuilding Baltimore: More Than a House with Shelley Halstead
October 14 - Architectural Survival in an Extreme Environment with Katelyn Hudson
October 21 - DesignBuildBLUFF with Hiroko Yamamoto, Carmi Holguin, Adrienne Caesar, and Perry Martin