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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 2017 Schedule

January 30, 2017
Steven Moga, Landscape Studies Program, Smith College

"Introduction to Landscape Studies"

February 6, 2017

Francesca Ammon, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania

"Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape"

February 13, 2017

Donald C Jackson, Cornelia F. Hugel Professor of History, Lafayette College

"Pastoral and Monumental: Dams, Postcards, and the American Landscape"

February 20, 2017

Michael DiPasquale, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass-Amherst

"Revitalizing the Motor City (no not that one)"

February 27, 2017

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:


Lauren Stimson, Principal, Stephen Stimson associates Landscape Architects, Cambridge, Massachusetts


March 6, 2017

Marcy Rockman, Climate Change Adaption Coordinator for Cultural Resources, National Park Service, Washington, DC

"Climate Change is a Human Story: the Challenges and Potentials of Connecting the History of Landscapes to Our Responses to Global Warming"

March 20, 2017

Dianne Harris, Dean, College of Humanities, Professor of History, University of Utah


March 27, 2017

The Mitia S. Sawhill Lecture Fund presents:


Sophie Geller, Landscape Architect, Brookline, Massachusetts

"In Search of Nothing: A Life in Landscape After Smith"

April 3, 2017

Thomas Carter, Professor of Architecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah


April 10, 2017

Ellen Stroud, History Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

"The Nature of a Funeral: Environmental History and Death"

April 17, 2017

Sarah Williams, Director Civic Data Design Lab, Assistant Professor Urban Planning, MIT School of Architecture and Planning

"Big Data for a Public Good"

April 24, 2017

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


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




Elizabeth Moule, Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists, Pasadena, Ca

"The Spaces Inbetween"


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.