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The Power of Place

Liz Swanson

Associate Professor

Liz Swanson is an associate professor of Architecture who has been teaching at the University of Kentucky since 2001. She specializes in teaching courses on drawing and beginning design. Her interests focus on the social, cultural, and spiritual import of the built environment, and much of her work explores the parallels between architecture, storytelling and art with an emphasis on the representation of community and personal identity. Her projects range in scale from illustrations, murals and installations to urban planning proposals for the development of public space. She has published many articles, including “Architecture, Experience and Meaning” and "Architecture and Opportunities for Reconciliation: An Exploration of One Culturally Significant Building’s Potential for Healing a Community.”