Tuesday, March 12, 2019
F.W. Olin Science Center, Colby College
Paul Discoe is a designer and innovator who acts as the managing partner for O2 Artisans Aggregate (O2AA), an urban industrial ecopark in Oakland, California. He is also a design consultant for Japanese style temples, restaurants, houses and furniture. His studio at O2AA includes a small workshop for prototypes and one-of-a-kind objects, and handles repairs and maintenance of the O2 compound.
Paul is a longtime student of Zen Buddhism and an ordained Buddhist priest. After becoming a successful designer and innovator, founding Joinery Structures and becoming well known for building Larry Ellison’s Japanese mansion in Woodside, California, he decided to devote his retirement to solving sustainability issues through design. Some of his current projects include an industrial food waste to animal feed plant, an aquaponic nursery for fish and plants alike, and a burgeoning bio char operation.
This event is cosponsored by the Colby College Department of Art, the Clara M. Southworth Lecture Fund, and the Center for the Arts and Humanities.