Zube Lecture: 'Freehand Visions: The Role of Sketching in a Digital Age'
April 12, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
Urban designer, artist, author and educator James Richards, FASLA speaks on 'Freehand Visions: The Role of Sketching in a Digital Age.'
James Richards, FASLA, is an urban designer, artist, author and educator whose work explores great places and placemaking around the globe. He is a co-founder of the urban design consultancy Townscape, Inc., and an Advisory Board member, blog correspondent and instructor for the international non-profit Urban Sketchers. His on-location sketches and watercolors have been widely published, and in group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. His "Hemingway's Cuba" paintings led to his being the first American to have a solo exhibition in Ernest Hemingway's home (now a national museum) near Havana. His book, Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers, won an ASLA Honor Award, and he is the recipient of ASLA's Bradford Williams Medal and the prestigious ASLA President's Medal. He is a frequent keynote speaker for conferences and symposia.