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Speakers Program

The Speakers Program is a 2-credit course in Landscape Studies (LSS 100). It is offered as S/NC only and may be taken twice for credit. Three short papers and weekly readings related to the speakers' topics are required.

For more information, e-mail Reid Bertone-Johnson, or Ann Leone

Landscape, Design, and the Environment

Spring 2016 Schedule

January 25, 2016
Steven Moga, Landscape Studies Program, Smith College

Introduction to Landscape Studies

February 1, 2016
The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:

Michael Marcotrigiano, Director, Botanic Garden, Smith College

"Shaping Plants that Shape the Landscape"

February 8, 2016

Janet Milne, Professor of Law' Director, Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School

"A Legal Stroll Through the Rugged Climate Change Landscape"

February 15, 2016

Hiba Bou Akar, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Middle Eastern Studies, Hampshire College

"Planning for the War Yet To Come"

February 22, 2016

Joseph Heathcott, Associate President of Urban Studies, The New School, New York, NY

" Remaking Paris: Design and the Post-Industrial Imaginary in the City of Light"

February 29, 2016

Barbara Kellum, Professor, Art Department, Smith College

" Luxury: Ancient Roman Gardens"

March 7, 2016

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:

James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA

"Poetics of Gardens and Landscapes in Early Mughal India"

March 21, 2016

Leigh Graham, Urban Studies and Planning, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

" Differentiated States: The Impact of Superstorm Sandy on Public Housing political participation in Rockaways, Queens"

March 28, 2016

Heidi Gilpin, Chair of Architectural Studies, Amherst College

"Designing Movement: Landscape Performance"

April 4, 2016

Max Page, MS Design Program Director, Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives, Department of Architecture, UMass, Amherst

"Building Politics in the City: Remembering and Forgetting Mussolini and Fascism in Contemporary Rome"

April 11, 2016

Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen

"The Garden: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

April 18, 2016

Jane Hutton, Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

" Reciprocal Landscapes: Cases in Material Movements"

April 25, 2016

LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk-Emeritus Biological Sciences presents:

Reid Bertone-Johnson, Studio Instructor/Field Station Manager, Lecturer, Landscape Studies, Smith College

"New Perspectives and Dynamic Landscapes"

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Additional information will be posted as it becomes available

LSS 100/Speakers Program meets in Weinstein Auditorium-Wright Hall from 2:40 - 4:00 pm. The Smith College community is welcome to attend.