“It’s an interdisciplinary forum on campus to promote conversations about ecology, the environment and the city of Baltimore,” she said. “We’re using design as a method and a rubric to… envision a better world as opposed to just thinking of the doom and gloom of climate change.”
The Hopkins Ecological Design Initiative (HEDI) is a new initiative at Johns Hopkins University for collaborative research, teaching, and public exploration of ecological alternatives. The initiative brings together professors and students in the social sciences, humanities, and earth sciences of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as well as numerous departments of the Whiting School of Engineering. The endeavor will serve as a bridge between these academic departments, and between the university and the wider Baltimore community, working in partnership with local organizations, public agencies, and professional efforts in ecological design.
Write to us at email@example.com to learn more, join our email list, and keep in touch about upcoming activities and events. And keep a look out for the mobile studio structure we’ll be working out of sometimes, a portable geodesic dome. Faced with a steady drumbeat of dispiriting news, we hope to spark faith in the possibility of alternative futures.