Dr. Eve Edelstein, Associate Professor, College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) & Institute of Place and Well-Being, integrates her degrees in Neuroscience, Architecture and Anthropology to explore the neuroscience of design. She seeks to improve the impact of design on all peoples; to reduce error and improve human outcomes in healthcare settings and all built places. Dr. Edelstein uses immersive virtual reality CAVE technologies, synchronized with wearable environmental sensors, visual attention trackers and brain wave recordings to reveal the impact of design on performance, preference and creativity. Edelstein currently teaches multi-disciplinary courses in Neuro-Architecture, and Universal Design principles in design studios at CAPLA for the Berkeley Prize Fellowship.
Robin Reineke is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Colibri Center for Human Rights. She has spent the last decade working to help family members of missing migrants last seen crossing the US-Mexico border using forensic science and anthropology. From Seattle, Washington, Reineke received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, where she began her long-term interest in mass mourning, human rights, and the sciences and technologies of human identification. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona in the School of Anthropology, writing her dissertation, “Naming the Dead: Identification and Ambiguity along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Her research is about the scientific, political, and social processes involved in identifying the bodies of deceased migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the BBC, the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Nation, and the documentary film, Who Is Dayani Cristal?
Megan Kimble is a food writer and the managing editor of Edible Baja Arizona, a local food magazine serving Tucson and the borderlands. She is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and Terrain.org, and her essays have appeared in High Country News, Gulf Coast, and Sage Magazine, among other outlets. She’s written a book about the year she stopped eating processed food, which is represented by the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. Find her in her kitchen, making chocolate or burning toast, or at megankimble.com.