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R.W. Kern Center

"What Buildings Should Do"

Friday, September 16, 2016

Dedication, Symposium, and Workshops

9:00-9:45 a.m.

Keynote: Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist, “Justice or Equality, Talent-Retention or
Poverty-Maintenance, the Risk of Change vs. the Cost of Doing Nothing,”
Robert Crown Center

10:00-10:30 a.m.

R.W. Kern Center Dedication Ceremony
Main Stage Tent

Builder Jonathan Wright 70F
Parent and Trustee Dayna Cunningham P12
Stonyfield Farm Chairman Gary Hirshberg 72F
Student Dante Mena 15F
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Sarah Hews
Architects Jason Forney and Jason Jewhurst
Benefactor Bill Kern 75F on Behalf of the Kern Family
President Jonathan Lash

10:40-11:30 a.m.

What Buildings Should Do: Environmentalism and Environmental Justice
Main Stage Tent

A conversation and Q&A featuring:
Moderator Gabriel Arboleda, Five College assistant professor of environmental design

  • Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist
  • Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of
  • Jason McLennan, creator of the Living Building Challenge
  • Naomi Darling, Five College assistant professor of sustainable architecture (workshop facilitator)

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Symposium Q&A

11:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Community Lunch
Buffet Line Tent and Dining Tent
Lunch will be fully compostable and recyclable. It will include 100% vegan fare and be sourced, in part, from the Hampshire Farm Center.
Note: The Dining Commons will be closed for lunch. Lunch for the Hampshire community will be served as part of the dedication events.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Short Tours
All tours leave from the Pop-Up Farm Stand
A pop-up Hampshire Farm stand will be available throughout the day for you to purchase fresh-popped corn, maple syrup, produce, tote bags, and more. Learn more about Hampshire Farm as it celebrates 25 years of community-supported agriculture.
Featured Tours:

  • Solar Array
  • Hampshire Farm Center
  • R.W. Kern Center

1:30 p.m.

Naomi Darling, lead facilitator, Five College assistant professor of sustainable architecture

  • Workshop 1: Impacting Industry, Main Stage Tent
  • Workshop 2: Impacting Education, Dining Tent
  • Workshop 3: Impacting Environmental Justice, Robert Crown Center

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Extended Tours
All tours leave from the Pop-Up Farm Stand
Featured Tours:

  • Solar Array
  • Hampshire Farm Center
  • R.W. Kern Center

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Workshop Wrap-up and Closing
Main Stage Tent

3:45 p.m.

Opportunities for Collegial Conversations, Refreshments
R.W. Kern Center Patio

Note: All times, dates, and locations are subject to change; please check back often for the most up-to-date information.

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