SHP Speaker: Joe Trumpey | September 25-27

Date: Monday - September 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Palmer Cultural Center

Joe Trumpey

Joe Trumpey | September 25 at 19:00
Professor of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

Mr. Joe Trumpey, Professor of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, will be on campus from September 25–27.

Joe Trumpey is a farmer, sustainable designer, science illustrator, and educator. As an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, he holds appointments at the Stamps School of Art & Design, Program in the Environment, and School for the Environment and Sustainability. He directs the University’s Sustainable Living Experience, is a recipient of the  Michigan’s Undergraduate Teaching Award, and has been a TedX Speaker.

As a freelance illustrator, Mr. Trumpey founded and directs Michigan Science Art, one of North America’s largest groups of science illustrators. He has led field-based art and design courses for more than 20 years, and through this fieldwork, he has facilitated seven unique design-build projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mr. Trumpey and his family live off the grid in a strawbale home he designed and built in Grass Lake, Michigan. There they farm a variety of heritage breed livestock and grow more than half their food. He was recently named the 2015 Homesteader of the year by Mother Earth News Magazine.

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