“In 2009 Tom Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, wrote an essay entitled simply, “Fracture Critical,” which has since achieved somewhat of a minor cult following. He has just completed a book, Fracture Critical: How We Design Our Way to Disasters (release date not yet available).
In short, Fisher looks at design failures like the devastation of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina, the I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis in 2007, the Wall Street meltdown in 2008 and the Haiti earthquake disaster in 2010 as canaries in the coal mine for the future to come: They are all examples of flawed design.”
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I heard Dr. Thomas Fishers keynote presentation at this years Red River Basin Commissions annual conference and invited him to present at our Fargo GO2030 speakers forum tonight.
Professor and Dean, College of Design, University of Minnesota
The Role of Design in Creating Resilient Communities
Dr. Fischer’s research focuses on the ethical, economic and cultural ideas that drive sustainable building practices in the United States and on new design tools and conceptual structures for the creation of a more environmentally sustainable built environment.
Fargo City Hall, Commission Room
209 N. 3rd Street – Fargo, ND
Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, it will be broadcast live at 7 pm tonight and replayed periodically on Cable Access Channel 12, stream online at www.cityoffargo.com/streaming and will be available on Video on Demand at GO2030 in a few days after it’s uploaded