Two KSA Faculty Present at TEDx Columbus Event

KSA auxiliary professors Bart Overly and Jamie Greene were among seven OSU faculty who presented at the Third Annual TEDxColumbus, an event structured around the theme "A Moment in Time."  Nineteen speakers and performers took part in the day-long program, held on November 11, 2011 and hosted at COSI. In a recent story, OSU highlighted the presentions by faculty on the University homepage.

Jamie Greene teaches in the KSA's City and Regional Planning section. He is an architect and city planner and is a founding Principal of the community planning firm ACP Visioning+Planning. ACP is active in projects nationally and as far away as Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. In addition to Ohio, in the past five years Greene's work has won distinguinshed planning awards in Pennsylvania, Hawaii, South Carolina, and Alabama. In the spring of 2011, Greene co-led, along with City and Regional Planning Assistant Professor Charisma Acey, a KSA study tour to rural Ghana. This summer, Green and Acey will again lead a KSA group to Ghana on a program entitled Sustainable Change.

Greene currently serves as Program Manager for the city's bicentennial celebration, "200 Columbus," and facilitated a multi-year process that developed the "Blueprint for Bicentennial," which set the structure for the city's year-long birthday celebration.  For more information on Greene's TEDx talk, and to view the presentation, see the TEDxColumbus website.

Bart Overly is an auxiliary faculty member in the KSA's Architecture section where he teaches a design studio focused on urban transformation. In  2002, Overly and curent Architecture section head Beth Blostein formed Blostein/Overly Architects. Overly and Blostein have lectured or exhibited BL/OV's work at The Center for Architecture in New York, The Boston Center for the Arts, The Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Museum of Design Atlanta, The National Building Museum in Washington D.C., and elsewhere. The practice's design work has been featured in Architectural Record, Metropolis, d’Architecture, and ArtNews. Overly's TEDx talk focused on the how an aging and longer-living population creates both challenges and opportunities for habitat design. His presentationmay be viewed on the TEDxColumbus website.

All 19 TEDxColumbus presentations may be viewed on the TEDx website. In addition, Studio 35 in Clintonville will host a free showing of all 19 talks and a follow-up discussion on Monday, January 16.

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