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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, Ann Leone or Steve Moga

Landscape, Design, and the Environment

Spring 2019 Schedule

January 28, 2019
Steven Moga, Assistant Professor, Landscape Studies, Smith College

"Introduction to Landscape Studies"

February 4, 2019

Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY

"Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City"

February 11, 2019

Deborah Martin, Urban Development and Social Change Program, Clark University, Worcester, MA

"Urban Greening and Landscape Design: Place-Making in the Greening of the Gateway Cities Program in Massachusetts"

February 18, 2019

Elisa Kim, Assistant Professor, Architecture, Smith College

"Undercurrents: Excerpts from an Atlas of the Sea"

February 25, 2019

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:


Natalie DeNormandie, Sego Design, Lincoln, MA


"Planting for Beauty and Ecology"

March 4, 2019

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:


Robert Ryan, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Landscapes That Heal Body, Mind, and Soul: Lessons for a Sustainable Planet"

March 18, 2019

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:


Tim Johnson, Director, Botanic Garden, Smith College


"Re-Storying Gardens: How the Stories We Tell About Plants Can Undermine Colonialism, Increase Equity, and Make Us More Human"

March 25, 2019

Andrew Guswa, Engineering, Smith College

"David Billington, Robert Maillart, and the Art of Structural Design"

April 1, 2019

Dan Gardner, History, Smith College


"China: Environmental Villian or Savior"

April 8, 2019

Caryn Brause, Architecture, University of Masachusetts, Amherst

"The Designer's Field Guide to Collaboration"

April 15, 2019

Colin Hoag, Anthropology, Smith College

"Landscapes of Empire: An Anthropological Perspective on the Mountain Rangelands of Postindustrial Lesotho"

April 22, 2019

Maggie Kraus '12, AmericanPlanning Association, Chicago, IL

"A Reading List for the End of the World: How I Sought to Stay Hopeful as a Student of the Built Environment"

April 29, 2019

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


Reid Bertone-Johnson, Landscape Studies, Smith College


"The Mill River Runs Through Us"





Additional information will be posted as it becomes available

LSS 100/Speakers Program meets in Graham Auditorium-Hillyer Art Complex from 2:40 - 4:00 pm. The Smith College community is welcome to attend.