Erickson, who is based in Livingston, will speak about "Morocco: Mud Castles, Mountains and Misperceptions - challenges, lessons and adventures of community development in rural Morocco."
Since 2007, Erickson has coordinated MSU faculty and students in the restoration of an ancient igherm, or granary, into a library and community center in Zawiya Ahansal, a community in Morroco's Atlas Mountains.
Erickson has a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design from MSU. After graduation she started an architecture consulting business which allowed her the flexibility to pursue another passion of hers, the Arabic language. Erickson has studied in Morocco, Egypt and Yemen and is fluent in Modern Standard Arabic. She combines her traditional architectural training with her passion for foreign cultures to develop unique projects.
To learn more about Erickson's project, see: http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=7713 or http://igherm.wordpress.com/.
Erickson's presentation is sponsored by the Big Sky Institute with support from the Big Sky Resort Area Tax District
The BSI Office in Big Sky is located at 3091 Pine Drive, Suite 2. BSI is an interdisciplinary science, education, and outreach institute that was created by Montana State University and like-minded members of the community to transform the role of science in our society by advancing and communicating objective and relevant place-based science and to increase the understanding and appreciation of the globally significant Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
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