Workshop: The Future of Energy Design Storm

Wednesday, September 27 // CCA Tank Garage Galleries // 6-8pm // Free 

The Future Energy Design Storm is a public interactive event designed for participants from diverse disciplines, from engineering and science to architecture and the arts. Based on the Stanford D-School Design Thinking Model, this two-hour workshop will engage participants in discussions about about renewable energy potentials in and around Santa Fe and invite ideas for a more sustainable future. Led by Andrea Polli and Madeline Bolding with participation from UNM students of Computational Sustainability. The workshop will be happening concurrently with Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration. Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis and participants are expected to engage in the full two hour workshop. Free tickets will be available the day of the event at the CCA Cinematheque box office and advanced reservations are available at

Andrea Polli is an artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology whose practice includes media, public interventions, curating and directing, and writing. She is currently a Professor of Art and Ecology with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. She holds the Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media and is the founder and director of the Social Media Workgroup research lab. She holds a doctorate in practice-led research from the University of Plymouth and her most recent book is Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change and the Poles. Madeline Bolding holds a PhD in genetics from the University of Missouri where she studied rare diseases and gene therapy. During her graduate work she came to love science communication and outreach, so upon moving to New Mexico in early 2017, she began working with Biocultura as an outreach specialist. In this capacity she has enjoyed searching for connections between the worlds of art and science in order to create unique, thoughtful events.

This program is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image: Art & Ecology bbq on UNM Campus at the Biokitchen built by Andrea Polli's lab and the Social Media Workgroup designed by John Donalds. Courtesy of Andrea Polli.