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 2013 Schedule
January 28, 2013
Reid Bertone-Johnson, Studio Instructor/Field Station Manager, Lecturer, Landscape Studies, Smith College; Instructor, Graphics Communications, Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, Massachusetts; Associate Landscape Architect, Dodson Associates, Landscape Architecture and Planning, Ashfield, Massachusetts
February 4, 2013
Susan Cohen (SC '62), Landscape Architect FASLA, Riverside, Connecticut
"Of Gardens: Selected Works"
Paula Deitz (SC '59),editor The Hudson Review, New York, NY
"Making Gardens: Selected Works"
February 11, 2013
Todd Lynch, Principal of Ecotropy (Landscape Design Studio), Haydenville, Massachusetts
"Medicinal Plants in the Landscape: Catalysts for Restoration"
February 18, 2013
Carolina Aragon, Artist; Visiting Lecturer Smith College Landscape Studies Program; Visiting Lecturer University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Program
"Garden Festivals and Other Spectacles: Art, Materials and Technology in Landscape Architecture"
February 25, 2013
Jon Piasecki, Owner, Golden Bough Landscape Architecture, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
"Can Landscape Architecture Fuse Nature and Culture?"
March 4, 2013
Lynden Miller, Public Garden Designer, New York, NY
"The Necessity for Well-Designed Public Space"
March 11, 2013
LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk-Emeritus Biological Sciences presents:
Kirin Makker, Assistant Professor, Architectural Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
"Mail Order Main Street and the Making of Small Town America"
March 25, 2013
Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California-Berkeley
"Black Faces, White Spaces: African-Americans and the Great Outdoors"
April 1, 2013
Dean Cardasis, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Rutgers University; Director, James Rose Center for Landscape Architecure Research and Design, Leverett, Massachusetts; Principal, Cave Hill Landscape Architects, Leverett, Massachusetts
"Maverick Impossible: James Rose and the Modern American"
April 8, 2013
Charlotte Frieze, Contributing Design Editor, Town & Country Magazine, New York, NY
"Private Paradise: Contemporay American Gardens"
April 15, 2013
Niall Kirkwood, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Center for Technology and Environment, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Nature, Design and Recovery in the Post-Industrial Landscape"
April 22, 2013
Helena Farrell, MLA, Ecological Landscape Planning & Design, Regenerative Design Group, Greenfield, Massachusetts
"Permaculture at UMass-Amherst"
April 29, 2013
Eugenia Herbert, Professor Emeritus of History, Mount Holyoke College; Author of "Flora's Empire: British Gardens in India"
"Garden Imperialism: The British in India"
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available