FORWARD: Issue #4: Redefining Sustainable Design in Indian Country

How the built environment can lift up a community's notions of art, culture, and place

Welcome to FORWARD, a digital publication and conversation series from Forecast, a nonprofit that activates, inspires, and advocates for public art that advances justice, health, and human dignity. FORWARD highlights how artists are partnering with cities, institutions, and communities to courageously tackle the vital issues of our time. This fourth issue, made in collaboration with MASS Design Group, focuses on redefining sustainable design in Indian Country. Guest-edited by Joseph Kunkel, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation and director of MASS's Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab, it presents a small sample of exemplary works that elevate local voices and cultures to incorporate their shared stories, histories, and heritage into design.

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Image: Preliminary design work for the Northern Cheyenne Healing Trail, intended for conceptual interpretation. Rendering courtesy MASS Design Group.

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FORWARD: Issue #4

Redefining Sustainable Design in Indian Country