Prof. Nadia Amoroso awarded funds for New Creative Works that Explore the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Nadia Amoroso, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development is the recipient of one of nine projects receiving UofG funding to explore notions of "Creating in a Time of Coronavirus"

The ‘New Creative Works” for Covid-19 funding will help support datascaping visualizations, entitled “Datascaping the COVID-19 Landscape at the U of G Campus”. These visualizations will include mapping-illustrations of the U of G campus of 'safe bubble spaces'. MLA3 students Christine Petersen and Sihao Chen are crafting digital 3D models of social distancing and will use parametric methods to visualize the hypothetical safe spaces within outdoor areas at the University campus, such as Johnston Green. These digital models will  showcase two-dimensional graphic information and as 3D-printed sculptural pieces that depict the campus’ safe spaces. These visuals are inspired by the works of Richard Saul Wurman, information architect and founder of the TED conferences. The team will also explore movement networks within Guelph, which will highlight trails, pathways, sidewalks and public space systems throughout the City. 

More information on all projects supported can be found at the UofG news article "UofG Awards Funding for New Creative Works That Explore the COVID-19 Pandemic".



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