The Speakers Program is a 2-credit course in Landscape Studies. 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.
Landscape, Design, and the Environment
Spring 2014 Schedule
January 27, 2014
Reid Bertone-Johnson, Studio Instructor/Field Station Manager, Lecturer, Landscape Studies, Smith College
"Landscape Perspectives: Seeing Through The Trees"
February 3, 2014
Ethan Carr, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, UMass-Amherst
"Olmsted, Richardson, Van Rensselaer: Origins of Modern Theory and Practice in Landscape Architecture"
February 10, 2014
Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"The Eye Is A Door: Landscape, Photography, and The Art of Discovery"
February 17, 2014
Mark Mack, Architect, Venice, CA
"Easy Living or How A Smithie Changed The Course of Modern Architecture in California"
February 24, 2014
Elisabeth Hamin, Professor and Department Head--Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass, Amherst
"Cities and Climate Change: Building Resience by Stealth or by Spotlight"
March 3, 2014
Jennifer Masters, MLA, MEd, Associate, Dodson & Flinker, Inc., Ashfield, Massachusetts
"Learning To Look: What Designers Do. What Students Need To Know."
March 10, 2014
LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk-Emeritus Biological Sciences presents:
Sonja Duempelmann, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard School of Design
"From Airfields to Green Fields; A Genealogy of Airport Landscape"
March 24, 2014
The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:
Marcus de la fleur, Principal at de la fleur LLC
"Fix It! Resilience, Durability, and Creativity"
March 31, 2014
Fernanado Armstrong-Fumero, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Smith College
"The Agricultural Landscape as Intangible Heritage, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The Destruction of Archaeological Sites (sort of)"
April 7, 2014
Randy Hester, Landscape Architect, Professor Emeritus University of California-Berkeley
"I Will Save a Spiecies and/or Culture from Extinction"
April 14, 2014
Andrea Olsen, Professor of Dance and Faculty in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College; Performer, Author
"Designing With the Body in Mind"
April 21, 2014
Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, Medford, MA
"Just Sustainabilities: Re-Imagining e/quality, Living Within Limits"
April 28, 2014
Logan Werschky, Special Advisor to NYC’s Chief Analytics Officer, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
"Pioneers in Civic Data: Breaking into Open (data) and Other Lessons On Approaching A New Frontier"
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available