Monday, July 5, 2010

Travis Price

Travis Price doesn't just build...but boy does he build. No, he conceptualizes, designs, constructs, philosophizes, and executes structures you can hardly conceive of in places like Machu Picchu, Ireland, and now Helsinki, Finland. Naturally, you wouldn't expect him to just play the part of an architect. Tack on professor, explorer, business owner, designer, mentor, philosopher, author, advocate, blogger, lecturer, adventurer, environnmental pioneer, organizer, innovator, consultant, discussion-generator and you're somewhat closer to the definition of the man who founded and leads Spirit of Place - Spirit of Design out of Catholic University. He's been leading these nearly annual expeditions since 1993 and hasn't seemed to slow down, and trust me, as I accompanied him and Kathleen Lane to Helsinki last month, I kind of wish he would (well, only slightly, this girl takes double the amount of steps!). He's on a quest to uncover the stories behind cultures through architecture. These stories have been buried by layers of meaningless modernity and are awaiting discovery. So please, join us as we uncover the story of the Kalevala this year in Helsinki. You're in for a ride!

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