Ene Osteraas-Constable

As the co-founder of Wowhaus, Ene Osteraas-Constable brings to bear a diverse background in fine arts, multimedia, education, and landscape design. Ene contributed to the innovative Purple Moon CD-Rom series for girls as well as titles by Paramount Publishing and McGraw Hill. Her photographs have been published in national publications including the Utne Reader, Land & People and Sierra. She helped establish the Edible Schoolyard,an organic gardening and cooking program in Berkeley, California, founded by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse restaurant. Her interest in the interrelationship between culture, food and the land led her to create Family Roots, a cross-cultural survey of family gardens and recipes that is being developed into a book.

Presentation description
What makes a good day?
Like a good meal, enduring design is deeply satisfying. Elemental and integral to daily life, design has the potential to bring people together and to define and embody our commonality. To affect robust social change calls for a shift in the role of the designer. This new role-by its nature collaborative and interdisciplinary-embraces unconventional tools and methodologies. Merging the territories of design and contemporary art practice, Wowhaus will present practical strategies for reinvigorating a convivial, public life through a multisensory, multidisciplinary approach to design.
Wowhaus is Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable, who, for over a decade, have realized a host of award-winning projects that connect communities to their current ecological and societal realities, aiming to strengthen their mutually beneficial potential.
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