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Lecture: Josh Shelton

Join the College of Architecture and Design for a public lecture, titled “In the Middle of Everywhere,” by Josh Shelton, el dorado, on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Shelton’s lecture will discuss the core beliefs behind el dorado and how these beliefs have driven them to say “yes” to unexpected opportunities. Shelton and his colleagues are equally as eager to upend industrial typologies as they are to collaborate with artists, bring design integrity to low-cost housing, or engage in critical design dialogues in rural America.

El dorado designs are guided by their Kansas City roots and Midwestern practices, where they see the value of both the astronaut’s moonshot and a farmer’s buckshot. Working in a diverse set of national contexts, el dorado seeks opportunities for everyday alchemy and radical normalcy to bridge our polarized American landscape. Shelton and his partner’s work creates common ground “in the middle of everywhere.

Shelton currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board for his alma mater, the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, and, along with his partners, has held teaching positions at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and Kansas State University in Manhattan.

This lecture is funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture fund. Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium in the Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. All are welcome.

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5:30pm

Art and Architecture Building, 109/McCarty Auditorium
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Architecture & Design


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


College of Architecture and Design
Contact Name

Mark Stanley

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