Eco-Arch Guild

Advocating True Sustainability

November 2nd, 2009 – “Pattern Languages” with Curt McNamera

pattern_language[1]On November 2nd, convening at 7:00 pm, we will host the Eco-Arch Guild from the newly formed West Bank Social Center. The WBSC is located on the West Bank, above the Nomad World Pub at 501 Cedar Avenue South, on the Second Floor (

Our speaker for the November session is slated to be Curt McNamara, who will present on Christopher Alexander’s “A Pattern Language” and how these theories have been extended to open source design.


Equal parts performance space, speakeasy & living room salon, WBSC is an art space in Minneapolis where unpredictable things are happening. A small donation to the WBSC would be appreciated to assist them in continuing to provide us with space and other event programming.

Curt McNamara (BS/University of Minnesota) is a practicing designer with 20 years’ experience in commercial and industrial markets. He is a scholar of R. Buckminster Fuller and authored the entry on Fuller in the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. An active Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers member, Curt received the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 for his ongoing work in education.