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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 2015 Schedule

January 26, 2015
Reid Bertone-Johnson, Studio Instructor/Field Station Manager, Lecturer, Landscape Studies, Smith College

"New Perspectives and Dynamic Landscapes"

February 2, 2015
Leigh Graham, Urban Studies and Planning, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

"To play or protect? Competing meanings of Rockaway Beach after Superstorm Sandy""

February 9, 2015

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"

February 16, 2015

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:

Brian Donahue, American Environmental Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

"Mending Wall: Wildlands, Woodlands, Farmlands and a Vision for New England Conservation"

February 23, 2015

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:

Peter Del Tredici, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

"Immigrant Ecology"

March 2, 2015

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

"Planning Beirut: For the War Yet to Come"

March 9, 2015

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:

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

"Rurban and Peri-Urban Water Planning in India: A Landscape Approach"

March 23, 2015

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:

Jack Ahern, Landscape Architecture, UMass-Amherst

"Cultivating Novel Urban Ecosystems to Build Resilience Capacity"

March 30, 2015

Mark Hamin, Director, Master of Regional Planning Program, Outreach Coordinator, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass-Amherst

"Erotechnics and Civilization: Theories and Practices Concerning Social Relationships among the Sexes in mid-20th Century Urban Landscapes"

April 6, 2015

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

Jesse Bellemare, Biological Sciences, Smith College

"A Natural and Cultural History of the MacLeish Field Station"

April 13, 2015

Gabriel Arboleda, Environmental Design, Hampshire and Amherst Colleges

"Beyond Participation: Indigenous Peoples and Housing Agency in Guyana"

April 20, 2015

Steven Moga, Landscape Studies Program, Smith College

"Down in the Bottoms: Lowland Names and Landscape Change in the Nineteenth Century American City"

April 27, 2015

Carolina Aragon, Artist; Visiting Lecturer Smith College Landscape Studies Program; Visiting Lecturer University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Program

"Sparking our Imagination"


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.