Joshua G. Stein heads Radical Craft, a Los Angeles-based studio that investigates urban and material patterns while focusing on the intersection of traditional craft and contemporary technology. He has taught design studios and fabrication seminars at California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He is an Associate Professor at Woodbury University and a 2010–11 Rome
Prize Fellow in Architecture. Recent projects include másTransit (with Aaron Whelton, Jacob Brostoff and Jaclyn Thomforde), 1st Place winner of A New Infrastructure: Transit Solutions for Los Angeles international competition, Soms Atoll, 3rd Place winner of the World Sustainability Centre Afsluitdijk Competition and the kinetic installation Reef, (with Rob Ley/Urbana) exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City.
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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.