On Friday, May 6, Studio Appalachia – a multidisciplinary design studio that addresses regionally specific challenges through community-engaged design processes – will host an exhibition of their work in Hazard, Kentucky. Students and faculty from the College of Design worked with community leaders to develop project proposals that encourage social, economic, and environmental sustainability in Hazard.
The exhibition, created by a team of graduate students in the School of Architecture and School of Interiors, presents a vision for developing sites in downtown Hazard and in the surrounding landscape. By establishing a network of projects, the exhibition showcases how communities might leverage an abundance of land-based resources to create healthier and more equitable futures.
Students involved with the project include Zahra Daneshvar, Amy Delgado, Jordan Griffin, Rosemary Harms, Cierra Johnson, Claire Kemp, Brian Lightner, Yasmin Mohamed, Cas McGuffey, Peiwen Qin, and Dalton Shewcraft. Faculty include Hannah Dewhirst, Brent Sturlaugson, Jeff Fugate, and Rebekah Radtke. And community partners and sponsors include the City of Hazard, InVision Hazard, Appalachians for Appalachia, Mountain Association, and the University of Kentucky Office of Sustainability.
The exhibition will run from Friday, May 6, 2022 to June 24, 2022, with an opening from 4-7 p.m. on May 6. It will take place at the African American Cultural Center, located at 1001 N Main St, Hazard, Ky.