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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

Fernando 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"

 

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

"Introductory Lecture"

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

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:

Eugenia Herbert, Professor Emeritus of History, Mount Holyoke College; Author of "Flora's Empire: British Gardens in India"

"Garden Imperialism: The British in India"

 

Spring 2012 Schedule

January 30, 2012

Introductory Lecture
Reid Berton- Johnson, Lecturer, Landscape Studies, Smith College

February 6, 2012

"Permaculture: Design for Social Change and Community (re)Development"
Keith Zaltzberg, Regenerative Design Group, Greenfield, MA

February 13, 2012

"Prosperina Vine: A Portrait of a Natural Vineyard and the Quest for Terroir"
Deidre Heekin & Caleb Barber, Proprietors of "osteria pane e salute/la garagista", Woodstock, NY

February 20, 2012

"Attaining the Living Building Challenge: The Smith Bechtel Environmental Classroom"
Rick Klein, The Bershire Group, Inc., Northampton, MA

February 27, 2012

"Monitoring the Forests: What Do Scientists Do at Experimental Forests to Understand Environmental Change?"
Amy Rhodes, Associate Professor, Geosciences, Smith College

March 5, 2012

LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk, Emeritus-Biological Sciences, Smith College: "An Ecological and Cultural History of the MacLeish Field Station"
Jesse Bellemare, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Smith College

March 12, 2012

"The Singing Life of Birds"
Don Kroodsma, Professor Emeritus Biology Department, UMass-Amherst

March 26, 2012

"Inscribing the Oxbow: Local Landscape as Text"
Dean Flower, Professor English Language & Literature, Smith College

April 2, 2012

"The Law's Treasures and Traps"
Janet Milne, Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School

April 9, 2012

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents "Reading the Landscape"
Ann Whiston, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, MIT

April 16, 2012

"Thinking Through Movement: Landscaping Performance"
Heidi Gilpin, Associate Professor, European Studies, Amherst College

April 23, 2012

"High Performance Buildings"
Deidre Manning, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Smith College

April 30, 2012

"Audubon's Garden: Landscapes and Plants in The Birds of America"
John Burk, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Smith College

 

Spring 2011 Schedule

January 24, 2011

"It's just history!: a pathway to environmental justice for all"
Nina Antonetti, Assistant Professor, Landscape Studies, Smith College

January 31, 2011

Recent Grads Forum
Bridget Schmelzer Abraham (Smith College), Christine Cobden (Smith College), Andrea Olson (UMass-Amherst)

February 7, 2011

Anita Licis-Ribak, Latvian-born interior architect, artist and renowned photographer

February 14, 2011

"Wood: New Direction in Science and Engineering"
Peggi Clouston, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

February 21, 2011

"Weaving Together Sustainability and Design"
Stephanie Odegard, President and Founder of Odegard, Inc., New York, NY

March 7, 2011

LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk, Emeritus, Biological Sciences, Smith College
"Too Many Damn Peonies: Confessions of a Plant Hoarder "
Tracey Putnam Culver, chief gardener, Botanic Garden, Smith College

March 21, 2011

"Concept and Materialization: Working in the Built Environment"
Sigrid Miller Pollin, Practicing Architect and Professor, UMass-Amherst

March 28, 2011

Beverly Willis, Architect, Artist, Author, Activist and Filmmaker of "A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright." This film will be shown in its entirety and is being presented courtesy of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.

April 4, 2011

"Boundary Crossing—Journeys Across Architecture, Engineering, Humanities and Performance"
Frances Bronet, Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon

April 11, 2011

"Gardening for the 21st Century: The Sustainable Landscape"
Marie Stella, Landscape Historian and Designer, Beaver Lodge Environmental Center, Shelburne Falls, MA

April 18, 2011

"Books, Babies and Buildings: Balancing Family and Career"
Meg Vickery, Ph.D., Architectural Historian

April 25, 2011

"Indirect Paths"
The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund Presents: Patricia Oliver, Dean, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Texas, Houston

 

Spring 2010 Schedule

January 25, 2010

"Your World: See It Again for the First Time"
Reid Bertone-Johnson, Dodson Asssociates, Ltd., Ashfield, MA and Landscape Studies Program, Smith College

February 1, 2010

"Design for Ecological Democracy"
Neilson Professor Lecture: Randolph Hester, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California-Berkeley

February 8, 2010

"Green Machine for Living"
The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund: James Middlebrook, Art Department (Architecture), Smith College

February 15, 2010

"Geometry and Activist Ecology"
Randolph Hester, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California-Berkeley

February 22, 2010

"Recent Sustainability Efforts by State and Local Governments"
Donald Baumer, Professor of Government, Smith College

March 1, 2010

"From Flyway to Shophouse: Neighborhood Landscapes in the Glocal World"
Marcia McNally, Adjunct Professor, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, University of California-Berkeley

March 8, 2010

"The destruction and regeneration of ecological pattern in an unplanned landscape: 10,000 years of human impacts on the forests of the Northeast"
Jesse Bellemare, Biological Sciences, Smith College

March 22, 2010

"Rethinking Urban Parks, Social Justice and Cultural Diversity"
Setha Low, Environmental Psychology, City University of New York; President of American Anthropological Society

March 29, 2010

"The Place of Culture: Everyday Life and the Landscape Idea"
Jeffrey D. Blankenship, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York

April 5, 2010

"Sex, Lies, and Real Estate"
Randolph Hester, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California-Berkeley

April 12, 2010

"Top-Down/Bottom-Up: Rebuilding the Landscape of Community"
Anne Whiston Spirn, Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

April 19, 2010

"Liberation Ecology—Shedding Disempowering Ideas to Create the World We Want"
LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk-Emeritus-Biological Sciences-Smith College Francis Moore Lappé, Social Change and Democracy Activist; Author of "Diet for a Small Planet"; Founder of the Small Planet Institute", Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Spring 2009 Schedule

January 26, 2009

"How I Discovered Landscape Studies: One Path Toward a Broad Horizon"
Reid Bertone-Johnson, Dodson Associates, Ltd., Ashfield, MA and Landscape Studies Program, Smith College

February 2, 2009

"Cities from Scratch: Designing Urban Environments in Asia and Beyond"
James von Klemperer, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox, New York, NY

February 9, 2009

"Anatomy of Infill Projects"
The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund Presents Stephen Schreiber, Architect, Director and Professor Architecture & Design Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

February 16, 2009

"Quenching Our Thirst: Sustainable Water Resources for a Changing World"
Andrew Guswa, Associate Professor of Engineering, Smith College

February 23, 2009

"A Clash of Cultures: The Landscape of the Gullah Communities of South Carolina"
Elizabeth Brabec, Head of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, University of Mass, Amherst

March 2, 2009

"Reading Landscape: Modern America and the Cultural Landscape Idea at Mid Century, 1951–1968"
Jeffrey Blankenship, Assistant Professor of Landscape Studies, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York

March 9, 2009

"Design for Sustainable Development"
Lloyd Eagan, Regional Director, South Central Region of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and Patrick Eagan, Department of Engineering Professional Development, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin

March 23, 2009

"Subjects + Objects: Rediscovering the Inhabitant of Architecture"
Thom Long, Five College Assistant Professor of Architecture Studies, Hampshire College

March 30, 2009

"Building a Path to Extinction: How our planning of cities and communities damages our health, environment and society and the changes that need to take place...Now."
Len Hopper, Senior Associate/Director of Promotion, Mark K. Morrison Associates Ltd, Landscape Architects

April 6, 2009

"Invention and Context: Blake Williams Architect"
Blake Williams, Architect, Five Colleges Associate

April 20, 2009

"The Unicorn in the Metropolis"
Paula Deitz, Editor of The Hudson Review

April 27, 2009

"Rods, Cones, and Purple Mountain Majesties"
LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk-Emeritus Biological Sciences: Michael Marcotrigiano, Director-Smith College Botanic Garden, Smith College

 

Spring 2008 Schedule

January 28, 2008

"Practicing Sustainability: Design, Planning, and the Environment"
Nina Antonetti, Assistant Professor-Landscape Studies, Smith College

February 4, 2008

"Venturing Beyond the Smith Campus: The Natural History of the Connecticut River Valley and Its Influence on Art, Culture, and Science in the United States"
LSS 100 Annual Lecture in Honor of John Burk-Emeritus Biological Sciences: Laurie Sanders '88, Naturalist and Producer/Host of Field Notes (on 88.5 FM - WFCR)

February 11, 2008

"The Nature of Landscape Architecture: Design and the Evolution of Environmental Thought from the Mid-19th Century to Today"
The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund Presents: Jeffrey D. Blankenship, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY

February 18, 2008

"Sustainable Mitigation of Natural Hazards: Can It Be Achieved?"
Robert Burger, Professor of Geology, Smith College

February 25, 2008

"The Contested American Countryside: What Makes Rural Landscapes Rural?"
Robert Rakoff, Professor of Politics and Environmental Studies, Hampshire College

March 3, 2008

"Visit Paris France Where Landscape and History Meet"
Ann Ramsey, Professor-History Department, Smith College

March 10, 2008

"Acting Locally"
Gretchen Schneider ‘92, Principal-SchneiderStudio

March 24, 2008

"Politics and Urban Planning: Does a Community Have the Right to be Wrong? A Brooklyn Case Study"
Greg Atkins, Chief of Staff-Brooklyn Borough, Brooklyn, NY

March 31, 2008

"Infiltrait Design"
Sara Marie Cohen '00, Designer, Hargreaves Associates, Cambridge, MA

April 7, 2008

"Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space System Master Plan"
Maria Nardi, Urban Designer/Park Planner; Dade County, Miami, Florida

April 14, 2008

"Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime"
Kenneth Helphand, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon

April 21, 2008

"Turf Wars: The Great American Lawn"
Michael Marcotrigiano, Director-Smith College Botanic Garden

April 28, 2008

"Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange’s Photographs and Reports from the Field"
Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, MIT

 

Spring 2007 Schedule

January 29, 2007

"Beyond Green"
Nina Antonetti, Landscape Studies, Smith College and Ann Musser, Curator of Education, Smith College

February 5, 2007

"The Many Faces of Sustainability"
Signe Nielsen, FASLA; Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects PC, New York, NY

February 12, 2007

"Green Infrastructure for Cities: The Spatial Dimension"
The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund Presents Jack Ahern, Professor and Department Head -- LARP UMass-Amherst

February 19, 2007

"Designing Sustainable Communities: An Exploratory Learner-Centered Pedagogy Using Models, Mortar, Microcontrollers, and Mayhem"
Paul Voss, Engineering Department, Smith College

February 26, 2007

"The Invisible Laandscape (Underground Smith)"
Gary Hartwell, Project Manager-Campus Operations and Facilities Smith College

March 5, 2007

"The Lines to Hold: Greenways in a Sea of Landscape Change"
Paul Cawood Hellmund, Professor and Director--Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, Massachusetts

March 12, 2007

"Sustainable Mitigation of Natural Hazards:Can It Be Achieved?"
Robert Burger, Geology Department, Smith College

March 26, 2007

"From Global Village to Cosmic City: The Trajectory of Urbanization"
Peter Oberlander, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia and Founder of the School of Community and Regional Planning, Vancouver, Canada

April 2, 2007

"Community Building by Design"
Mark Cameron, Executive Director--Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore, MD

April 9, 2007

"One Drop at a Time, New Resourceful Paradigms for the Small Scale"
Marcus de la fleur, Diploma in Horticulture at Kew Gardens; MLA; ASLA Elmhurst, Illinois

April 16, 2007

"Tilting at Windmills -- Wind Turbines in the Landscape"
Harry Dodson, Landscape Architect-Dodson Associates, Ltd. Ashfield, MA

April 23, 2007

"Botanical Interventions:Landscape, Art and Activism"
Oliver Kelhammer, Artist (A.O.C.A.), Vancouver, Canada

April 30, 2007

"The Botanic Garden: A Peculiar Institution"
John Burk, Professor in Biological Sciences, Smith College

 

Spring 2006 Schedule

January 30, 2006

"Foundations in Theory and Practice"
Jeff Blankenship, Landscape Studies Studio Instructor, Smith College Landscape Studies

February 6, 2006

"Wetlands of Mass Destruction:Restoring the Ecological and Cultural Landscapes of the Marshes of Southern Iraq"
Robert France, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University

February 13, 2006

"What Isn&339;t Landscape Studies"
Nina Antonetti, PhD, Lecturer in Landscapes Studies, Smith College

February 20, 2006

"Landscape, Ecology, and the Necessity of Poetry"
Dean Flower, Professor of English, Smith College

February 27, 2006

"Housing Design On Our Lives: How Design Informs Social Policy"
Ellen Pader, Associate Professor of Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Director, Joint Degree in Planning and Law at Western New England College

March 6, 2006

"A Genuis For Place: American Landscape Of The Country Place Era"
Robin Karson, Executive Director, Library of American Landscape History, Amherst, MA

March 13, 2006

"Margins Fade Forever and Forever When I Move: Landscape in Travel Literature"
Pamela Petro, Novelist and Travel Writer, New York Times

March 27, 2006

"From Global Village to Cosmic City: The Trajectory of Urbanization"
Peter Oberlander, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia and founder of the School of Community and Regional Planning

April 3, 2006

"Security and Design in NYC Landscapes"
Leonard Hopper, FASLA, Head of Landscape Architecture, New York City Housing Authority

April 10, 2006

Susan Cohen, Landscape Architect and Paula Deitz, editor of The Hudson Review, both Smith Alumnae

April 17, 2006

"A Geographical Approach to Landscape Analysis: Understanding the Built Form of Paris, Illinois"
Michael Conzen, Professor of Geographical Studies, University of Chicago

April 24, 2006

"The Anacostia Waterfront: The Center of 21st Century Washington"
Uwe Brandes, V.P., Director of Capitol Projects and Planning, the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation

May 1, 2006

"The Botanic Garden: A Peculiar Institution"
John Burk, Professor in Biological Sciences, Smith College

 

Spring 2005 Schedule

January 24, 2005

"What Isn't Landscape Studies?"
Nina Antonetti, PhD, Lecturer in Landscape Studies, Smith College

February 7, 2005

"Modernism and Its Limits: The Development of National Park Landscapes in the 1950s"
Ethan Carr, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, UMass, Amherst

February 14, 2005

"The Dead Shall Be Raised: The Landscape of the Victorian Cemetery"
Cornelia Pearsall, Assoc. Prof. of English, Smith College

February 21, 2005

"Quo Vadis: the Environment on Trial"
Philip McKnight, Environmental Lawyer and Lecturer, Williamstown, MA

February 28, 2005

"Language as Homeland: Contemporary Landscapes of Yiddish"
Justin Cammy, Asst Prof of Jewish Studies & Comparative Lit., Smith College

March 7, 2005

"Bridges and Tall Buildings: A Manmade landscape"
Alexander Chajes, Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UMass, Amherst

March 21, 2005

"Shaping the Design: The Stories Behind the Landscapes"
Clara Batchelor (Smith, '72) Principal, CBA Landscape Architects, Cambridge, MA

March 28, 2005

"What You See Is Not What You Get: German Jewish Monuments and Memorials after the Holocaust"
Darcey Buerkle, Asst. Prof. of History, Smith College

April 4, 2005

"Landscapes of Subsistence: The Not-So-Good Life on the Land in the Rural South"
Richard Westmacott, Prof. Emeritus, School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia

April 11, 2005

"Hybrid Urban Landscapes"
Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

April 18, 2005

"Landscape Stratigraphy: Poetics and Pragmatics"
Cheryl Barton , Landscape Architect, FASLA, FAAR

April 25, 2005

"Rods, Cones, and Purple Mountain Majesties"
Michael Marcotrigiano Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Botanic Garden, Smith College

 

Fall 2003 Schedule

September 8, 2003

"What Isn't Landscape Studies?"
Nina James, Mellon Fellow in Landscape Studies, Smith College

September 15, 2003

"Out of Ground Zero: Reflections on Rebuilding after 9/11"
Max Page, Asst. Prof. of Art History, University of Massachusetts

September 22, 2003

"More than mosquito cesspools: Wetlands’ Importance in the Landscape"
Paul Wetzel, PhD., Research Associate in Biological Sciences, Smith College

September 29, 2003

"The Landscape and the Law: The Visible Effects of Invisible Law"
Janet Milne, Assoc. Prof., Vermont Law School

October 6, 2003

"Inscribing the Oxbow: Local Landscape as Text"
Dean Flower, Prof. of English, Smith College

October 20, 2003

"The Wealth of Nature"
Domenico Grasso, Prof. of Engineering, Smith College

October 27, 2003

"Making Magic In the City: Restoring New York City's Parks and Gardens"
Lynden Miller, Public garden designer (Smith alumna), New York City

November 3, 2003

"Versailles: The Universe of Louis XIV"
John Moore, Assoc Prof of Art History, Smith College

November 10, 2003

"Quick, Cheap & Green"
Martha Schwartz, Principal of Martha Schwartz, Inc. Cambridge, Ma.

November 17, 2003

"Masterplan for Buffalo Bayou and Beyond: A Green Heart for Houston"
Harry Dodson , Landscape Architect, Ashfield, Massachusetts

November 24, 2003

"Site Citations: Grounding the Modern Landscape"
Beth Meyer, Assoc. Prof. of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia

December 1, 2003

"Factionalism and Change in the Sierra Club: The Great Immigration Debate"
Leslie King, Asst. Professor of Sociology, Smith College

December 8, 2003

"Nature, Culture, Sculpture"
Gary Orlinski, Site specific sculptor

 

Spring 2003 Schedule

January 27, 2003

"Introduction: What Isn’t Landscape Studies?"
Nina James, Mellon Fellow in Landscape Studies, Smith College.

February 3, 2003

"The Inescapable Art of Bridges"
Andrew Guswa, Asst. Professor of Engineering, Smith College

February 10, 2003

"The Art of Nature/The Nature of Art: Gardens in Roman Pompeii"
Barbara Kellum, Professor of Art, Smith College

February 17, 2003

"Masterplan forBuffalo Bayou and Beyond: A Green Heart for Houston"
Harry Dodson, Landscape Architect, Ashfield, Ma.

February 24, 2003

"Recapturing the Waterfront for Public Use"
Signe Nielsen. Landscape Architect, New York City

March 3, 2003

"Interpreting Cultural History in Forested Landscapes"
Tom Wessels, Prof. of Ecology, Dept of Environmental Studies, Antioch/New England Graduate School

March 10, 2003

"Inspiration from an Unlikely Source: J. B. Jackson and the Landscape of Women's Colleges"
Helen L. Horowitz, Sylvia D. Bauman Prof. of American Studies, Smith College

March 24, 2003

"Three Ways to Love a Wall: The Lyric Gardens of China"
Paula Varsano, Assoc. Prof. of East Asian Language & Literature

March 31, 2003

"Four Views, Three of them through Glass, or How Much is that Vista in the Window?"
Sandy Isenstadt, Prof. of Art History, Yale University

April 7, 2003

"Pacing the Landscape: Slowing the City Down"
Randolph Hester, Prof. of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

April 14, 2003

"The Meditation Garden at Graceland: Rediscovering Lost Meaning in Landscape Design"
Alice Friedman, Prof. of Art and Director, Architecture Program, Wellesley College

April 21, 2003

"Between the Building and the Street: The Landscape Architect and Security Design"
Leonard Hopper, Head of Landscape Architecture, NYC Housing Authority

April 28, 2003

"From Ivory Tower to Family Kitchen: Contradictions and Opportunities – Lessons from Springfield"
Henry Lu, Assoc. Prof. , Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts

 

Spring 2002 Schedule

January 28, 2002

Introduction: What Isn't Landscape Studies?"
Nina James-Fowler, Lecturer in Art History, Smith College

February 4, 2002

"Interpreting Islamic Paradise: Myths of the Taj Mahal and New Interpretations of its Garden Context"
Anna Sloan, Mellon Fellow in Art History, Smith College

February 11, 2002

"Thoreau, Mary Oliver, and the Poetics of Landscape"
Dean Flower, Prof. of English, Smith College

February 18, 2002

"Landscape Architecture and the Design of Personal Space: The Problems Associated with Attempting to Design 6 Billion Healing Gardens"
Nicholas Dines, Prof. of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass

February 25, 2002

"Watering the Garden: Hydrology, Water Resources, and Landscape"
Andrew Guswa, Asst. Prof. of Engineering, Smith College

March 4, 2002

"Landscape: Works on Land / Works on Mind"
Joseph Volpe, Prof. of Landscape Architecture, UMass

March 11, 2002

"The State of Landscape Architecture, World--Wide"
Julius Fabos, Emeritus Prof. of Landscape Planning, UMass

March 25, 2002

"Aural Oases – Musical Representation of Nature"
Christopher Krueger, Dept. of Music & Dance, UMass; and concert flutist

April 1, 2002

"Landscape Architecture – Safety, Security and other matters of the heart and mind"
Len Hopper, Head of Landscape Architecture, NYC Housing Authority; President of ASLA

April 8, 2002

"Shaping Plants that Shape the Landscape"
Michael Marcotrigiano, Prof. of Biology and Director of the Botanic Garden, Smith College

April 15, 2002

"Ruined Cottages: A Legacy of the Picturesque?"
Donna Landry, Prof. of English, Wayne State University

April 22, 2002

"Landscape and Architecture"
Anne Filson (Smith '91), Architect & Kate Orff, Landscape Architect

April 29, 2002

"The Landscape Architect as Best Supporting Actress: Collaboration, Stewardship, and Institutional Mission"
Shavaun Towers (Smith '71), Principal in Towers Golde Llc, New Haven, Connecticut

 

Spring 2001 Schedule

January 29, 2001

"Common Ground: Bridge Building for Nations, Neighborhoods, and Families"
Nancy Denig, landscape architect practicing in Northampton, Smith alumna

February 5, 2001

"Utiopian Landscapes, from André Thouin to Thomas Jefferson"
Michel Conan, Director of Studies in Landscape Architecture, Dumbarton Oaks

February 12, 2001

"Thomas Cole and the Beginnings of Landscape Painting in the U.S."
John Davis, Art History, Smith College

February 19, 2001

"Putting the Community in Community Design" Patricia McGirr, Dept.of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, U.Mass

February 26, 2001

"Landscape Scenarios: Back From the Future"
Jack Ahern, Chair of Dept, of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, U.Mass

March 5, 2001

"The Language of Landscape"
Anne Whiston Spirn, Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning, M.I.T.

March 12, 2001

"Making Time Visible:The Changing Urban Landscape of Boston's City Hall Plaza"
Gretchen Schneider, architect, Smith alumna, Art Dept., Smith College

March 26, 2001

"Breaking Ground: Five Decades in Landscape Architecture"
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, landscape architect, Smith alumna

April 2, 2001

"Invasive Plants: When Encouraging Diversity Goes Bad"
Michael Marcotrigiano, Director of Smith Botanic Gardens, Biology, Smith College

April 9, 2001

"'Let Nature Never be Forgot': the Eighteenth-Century English Landscape Garden"
Douglas Patey, English Dept. Smith College

April 16, 2001

"Nature in the City / the City in Nature"
Amy Brown, PhD candidate in planning and design, M.I.T. and Smith alumna

April 23, 2001

"Maverick Impossible: James Rose and the Modern American garden"
Dean Cardasis, Dept of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, U. Mass

April 30, 2001

"The Campus as a Teaching Landscape"
John Burk, Biology, Smith College