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Community Lunch: UNCEDED - VOICES OF THE LAND | Indigenous Resilience...

Impact Hub Seattle
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Come meet 7 Directions, one of Impact Hub's earliest office tenants and award-winning architects and designers for First Nations across the continent. Learn about the recognition they received at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

UNCEDED: Voices of the Land is a celebration of Indigenous architecture that speaks to and from landscapes of resilience, overcoming unforgiving limitations and serving as a register of hope and pride for Indigenous designers across Turtle Island.

Join 7 Directions Architects/Planners for a conversation about their cultural and environmental projects and process with indigenous communities. The firm has been selected along with 18 Indigenous architects from Turtle Island (Canada and the USA) to represent the two nations at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in Italy this spring, the most prestigious architectural exhibit in the world.


Daniel J. Glenn (Apsáalooke Nation), AIA, AICAE, is the Principal Architect of 7 Directions Architects/Planners, a Native American-owned firm based in Seattle, Washington, specializing in culturally and environmentally responsive architecture and planning. Mr. Glenn, a graduate of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and Montana State University School of Architecture, has more than 30 years of experience in architectural practice. Mr. Glenn is a nationally recognized expert in design for Native American communities and was selected to be a technical advisor for the HUD (US Housing and Urban Development Department) Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Initiative and is a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences and universities. His projects include the Skokomish Community Center for the Skokomish Tribe of Washington, designed to be Net Zero, the University of Montana Payne Family Native American Center, a LEED Platinum project, the Place of Hidden Waters for the Puyallup Tribe, the 2012 LEED for Homes Project of the Year, and the Little Big Horn College Campus and buildings in his family’s home town of Crow Agency on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Mr. Glenn’s work reflects his Apsáalooke (Crow) tribal heritage. He has been featured in the 2005 film, Indigenous Architecture / Living Architecture, by Mushkeg Media and the book, Design Re-Imagined: New Architecture on Indigenous Landspublished in 2013 by the University of Minnesota Press. His work was featured in the PBS Natural Heroes episode 'Native American Green', in 2016. Most recently, Mr. Glenn has been published in the book, Our voices: Indigeneity and architecture and is an editor and author in, The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture.

Kimberly Deriana, MARCH, is Architectural Designer with 7 Directions. She is Mandan and Hidatsa, a member the Three Affiliated Tribes. Kimberly specializes in sustainable, green, indigenous architecture, housing and planning on tribal lands. She has substantial experience conducting community centered-design workshops to encourage collaboration between the design team and the local community. Her design methodologies focus on incorporating indigenous lifestyle practices in relationship to past and present. Her experience bridges her passion for good-design with creating quality, sustainable buildings for communities that respect individuality and cultural identity. Kimberly’s projects include the Skokomish Community Center for the Skokomish Tribe of Washington, the 13 Indigenous Grandmother Arbor in Lame Deer, Montana and Affordable Strawbale Housing for the Northern Cheyenne families in Montana and the Hopi people in Arizona.