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Join the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) and Marin Art & Garden Center where we will be joined by Daniel J. Glenn, AIA, NCARB, Principal, 7 Directions Architects. Daniel will lead the conversation as part of this special Community Builders Series program.
Produced by Ron Chapman (Chapman Productions), From Earth To Sky is a unique and inspiring story of a proud and accomplished collective of Indigenous architects, driving a movement as climate change threatens the planet. They are world leaders in aesthetic, form, sustainability and ultimately protecting mother earth. Their stories have never been more important.
From Earth To Sky follows seven diverse Indigenous architects from North America as they express the vitality of Indigenous architecture through the process, design, and build. The first woman architect in North America, Tammy Eagle Bull, Wanda Dalla Costa, Alfred Waugh, Brian Porter, Daniel Glenn, Patrick Stewart & Douglas Cardinal, the first Indigenous architect in North America.
They all define their individuality through their artistry, and bond in their philosophy and principles of protecting the planet. They are diverse in gender, age and artistic approach, yet they find common ground in their Indigenous identity. Each architect has harrowing tales of dysfunction, poverty, violence and assimilation, but they all overcame adversity to become the top in their field. They exemplify success.
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.
The film culminates as they travel to the Venice Biennale of Architecture, to present for the first time in history Indigenous Architecture from North America in a spectacular installation and event of unprecedented importance and are honoured on the world stage of architecture.
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.
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.