Co-Design of Tribal Housing as Expression of Tribal Sovereignty (and Situated Knowledges): ESPM 151Guest Lecture, Feb 10, 2011
ESPM 151 students and interested others, please be sure to attend a guest lecture in my undergraduate class this coming Thursday. We meet from 9:40-11:00 in LSA 101 (be on time, no entrance after 9:45). Dr. David Edmunds, environmental director for the Pinoleville Pomo Nation (Ukiah, CA) and Ryan Shelby (UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate) will discuss the conceptual framework and practical process of meaningfully co-designing tribal "green" housing. Edmunds and Shelby will highlight a (to date) three-year collaboration between UC-Berkeley architecture and engineering faculty and students, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Pinoleville Pomo Nation (PPN) citizens to create culturally and environmentally sustainable housing on the PPN reservation in Mendocino County. Edmunds and Shelby are aware that our class has been working through feminist science studies frameworks such as Donna Haraway's concept of "situated knowledges" and Sandra Harding's "standpoint theory" and "strong objectivity." They/we will attempt to apply those frameworks to the PPN-UC-EPA collaboration in order to show how theory elucidates life.