Lulu Series: Michael Henderson
Social Impact Through Design: How Curiosity Transformed our Practice
Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:00pm Richmond City Hall
Seating is limited
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Designers never stop learning. They constantly seek out new ways to understand the world to find solutions to complex problems and bringing an interdisciplinary and inquiry-based approach to the creative process can help introduce new ways to approach issues that once felt inaccessible. HCMA Architecture + Design challenges the traditional boundaries of architectural practice by asking the question, “How do we achieve the maximum positive social impact through design?” That curiosity often leads to technological innovation, valuable community engagement, and ultimately to positive changes in people’s lives.
HCMA is devoted to playful discovery in the public realm and regularly hosts community meetings and events like TILT City, CreativeMornings, HCMA Days and Interesting Vancouver. These events promote community-building and reflect the belief that design can act as the stage upon which we perform our personal lives and our collective stories. Our stories can be rooted in history and have a genealogy, while still being forward-thinking and aspirational.
HCMA partner, Michael Henderson will discuss how outside the box approaches to collaboration and engagement allow his firm to achieve social impact through design. He is responsible for leading some of HCMA’s largest sports, recreation and community facilities projects in Canada, including Richmond’s Minoru Centre for Active Living, which opens later this year. In the studio, he is passionate about creating a professional ecosystem where creativity and curiosity are celebrated, and where challenging problems are explored though the lens of a diverse and cross-disciplinary team.
For more info, visit: hcma.ca
This talk will be preceded by a short performance by Janelle Nadeau, a classically-trained harpist. Nadeau performs Celtic, Spanish and popular music alongside her own compositions.