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Speakers Program

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.

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

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