Arts-Based Community Development Convening
Transforming Post-Industrial Cities through Art and Innovation
April 12 through 14, 2012 - St. Louis

Jasmin Aber

St. Louis, Missouri

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Jasmin Aber is executive director and co-founder of the ‘Creative Exchange Lab’ (CEL) – Architecture, Urban, Design & Innovation (2008), a unique non-profit organization (501c3 since 2010) – Her training and education is in architecture; a licensed architect in Germany (1998) with Royal british Institute of Architects Certification I&II from UK, where she received her formal university education as an architect at Portsmouth University/ Architectural Association London from 1986-1991.

As a practitioner she has worked/consulted with Lloyds of London-UK, Holtzman AG. and Aufabua Ag., AS & P in Frankfurt-Germany, Anshen and Allen, MacCormac Baron Salazar, HOK, in the US, and collaborated with Comm-UniverCity San Jose, and the City of San Jose’s Economic development agency in California, in Missouri, with the AIA St. Louis Chapter/City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office and various foundations on master planning for the arts, culture, and interactive multimedia for downtown revitalization projects and is an associate of AAO (Architecture Association of architects), SEED certified (Social Economic Environmental Design).

As an academic, her research work since 2003 has been with SCiRN (Shrinking Cities international Research Network) on strategies of revitalization under architecture & creativity in weak economy cities. SCiRN was started at IURD / Center for Global Metropolitan Studies at UC Berkeley California where she was one of two coordinators for 4 years. The research entails global comparative study on the phenomenon of urban decline, demographic change and strategies of revitalization primarily in post-industrial cities.

Another research focus of her investigation is the relationship between new-media and architecture in the digital city, in place-making, as catalyst for urban regeneration, and in creating competitive regions. She has curated exhibitions and interactive public space design project for Grant Center/ St. Louis Missouri, using interactivity as theme to be unveiled in June 2012.

She has taught / teaches as adjunct lecturer in architecture at Washington University, St. Louis University, San Jose State University, UC Berkeley California, and is currently a CRI fellow at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University.

Jasmin Aber’s published papers included in a UC Berkeley Monograph -2009 (also co-editor) and to be released book chapter/ Roultledge in 2013 titled «SHRINKING CITIES / Weak Economy Cities- International Perspectives and Policy Implications». She has presented papers, given talks, curated exhibitions on the role of architecture, new media technology, Art & creativity as catalyst, in US, Europe and Japan.



Art & Architecture as Catalyst – Livability and Sustainability

Day 2 / Apr, 13 @ 4:15 pm
Lower Level : Room D

This panel discusses art and architecture as catalysts not only to economic development, but to quality of life, sustainability, and livability.