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Marion Weiss participates as a panelist in UN Official Water Conference 3-part event "CONDENSATIONS: Designing in Water"

On March 24, Marion Weiss had the opportunity to speak at Pratt Institute in a three-part panel serving as a side event to the United Nations Official Water Conference. The panel, “CONDENSATIONS: Designing in Water” explored the value of design in addressing issues such as access, water safety, delivery in urban areas, and quality on a local and global scale. The three panels featured interdisciplinary experts from Chile, India, Singapore, Thailand, Europe, and the US to discuss design strategies and solutions for urgent water-based concerns.

Marion Weiss participated in colloquium “Design and Value: Between Communities, Science and Innovation,” part two of the three panels, preceded by a lecture on “Designing Water and Policy” held at the UN Headquarters in New York, and followed by a workshop “Design and Action: Reciprocity from South to North” hosted in the Pratt Research Yard.

Marion’s presentation “Watermarks and Other Resilient Inventions” looked at the different relationships three Weiss/Manfredi projects, Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Longwood Gardens’ West Conservatory, have with water and the innovative strategies applied to promote resilient and responsive design.

Read more about the three-part panel series here.

Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park
A continuous constructed landscape for art, the uninterrupted Z-shaped "green" platform rises over the existing infrastructure to reconnect the urban core to the revitalized Seattle waterfront.
Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park
Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park transforms 30 acres of post-industrial waterfront into a program-rich public space that simultaneously acts as a protective perimeter for the neighboring residential community.
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Reimagined continues the institution's distinguished history of commissioning outstanding garden designs, resulting in a sweeping yet deeply sensitive transformation in the most ambitious revitalization in a century of America's greatest center for horticultural display.