Loading Events
  • Community Builders Series | Screening + Talking Circle: From Earth to Sky

    << All Events

    Community Builders Series | Screening + Talking Circle: From Earth to Sky

    Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

    Free (RSVP Required)
    Suggested sliding scale donation: $5-$10


    Join the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) and Marin Art & Garden Center for this free film screening of From Earth to Sky.

    Following the screening, representatives from various Indigenous community groups will gather in a Talking Circle —  a traditional Indigenous communication practice — to discuss the film. Guest speaker Daniel J. Glenn, AIA, NCARB, Principal, 7 Directions Architects, will lead the conversation which will touch upon a variety of themes related to the film.

    All are encouraged to participate in this format which aims to explore different Indigenous traditions in architecture while deepening community connection through sharing experiences and storytelling.

    About the film 

    Produced by Ron Chapman (Chapman Productions), From Earth To Sky follows seven diverse Indigenous Architects from North America: the first woman architect in North America, Tammy Eagle Bull, with Wanda Dalla Costa, Alfred Waugh, Brian Porter, Daniel Glenn, Patrick Stewart, and Douglas Cardinal, the first Indigenous architect in North America.

    All express the vitality of Indigenous architecture and define their individuality through their artistry, and bond in their philosophy and principles of protecting the planet. The narrative is a beautiful blend of common ground and conflicting points of view, and through the characters’ personal and professional stories, the film articulates Indigenous architecture and its relevance in today’s world. An international movement ignites as they visit New Zealand to collaborate with Maori and Indigenous architects and designers from around the world.

    Together these Indigenous architects are changing the world, influencing humanity to consider the built environment having impact on our planet and guiding us to the possibility of a sustainable future.

    A stunning force of nature, From Earth To Sky, is a riveting journey through the point of view of Indigenous architects, who envision a bright and prosperous future for the world.

    Schedule (subject to change slightly)

    1:45 PM Check-in opens

    2:30 PM Remarks

    2:40 PM Screening of From Earth to Sky (indoors)

    3:55 PM Talking Circle (outdoor garden)

    5:00 PM End of program

    Arrive early if you'd like to do a self-guided tour of Marin Art & Garden Center; gift store will also be open.

    Daniel J. Glenn, AIA, NCARB, AICAE, Principal, 7 Directions Architects

    Daniel is a nationally recognized Native American architect specializing in culturally responsive architecture and sustainable design that reflect his Crow Tribal heritage. He was the Design Architect for the University of Montana Payne Family Native American Center, a LEED Platinum project, and for the Little Big Horn College Campus Plan and Buildings in his family’s hometown of Crow Agency on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Mr. Glenn was a technical advisor for the HUD Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Initiative. He is featured with six other Indigenous architects in the documentary films, From Earth to Sky, and Aboriginal Architecture / Living Architecture which aired on PBS in 2005. He is a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences and his work was exhibited in Unceded: Voices of the Land, and exhibition of First Nations and Native American architects at the 2018 Venice Biennale.



    Share This Event


    Thursday, October 20, 2022
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
    Event Categories:
    , , , , , ,


    Marin Art & Garden Center
    30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
    + Google Map


    Center for Architecture + Design
    View Organizer Website