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Plant Fibers in Architecture: A Case Study from the Western Amazon

Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

University of California Botanical Garden | 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720

Come learn about pioneering research on traditional processes that incorporate natural material and “agrowaste” plant fibers in construction. The shift from traditional materials to industrial technologies (including metals and concrete) in Climate Change risk zones is critically impacting the environment and the quality of life in these areas. In response, new technologies of traditional constructions made with natural plant fibers are being investigated. Professor Gutierrez will present her ongoing research situated in Leticia, in the Western Amazon, as a framework to address this inquiry into the role of additive manufacturing for reclaiming fundamental values of agrowaste construction in remote regions.

Free with garden admission!

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