The University of Virginia School of Architecture &
The Landscape Architecture Foundation
present the 2nd Symposium of the Landscape Futures Initiative
a Series of Symposia on the Drivers of Global Landscape Change
5-6 September 2003  
The University of Virginia School of Architecture
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Friday, 5 September
Campbell Hall room 153 & 158


5:00 pm

Keynote Address
Introduction by Elizabeth K. Meyer
Keynote Speaker: Denis Cosgrove

  Saturday, 6 September
All events Campbell Hall room 153

8:15 am


8:45 am
9:00-11:00 am
Session I: Vast and Microbial:
bugs vs. contamination
moderator: Julie Bargmann
primary speaker: Suthan Suthersan
first respondent: David Krakauer (Santa Fe Institute)
second respondent: Chris Reed
11:00-11:15 am
11:15-1:15 pm
Session II: "Orbital and local:
robodozing in real-time"
moderator: Caroline Westort
primary speaker: Mark Nichols (Caterpillar Trimble)
first respondent: Stephen Ervin
second respondent: Laura Solano
1:15-2:30 pm
2:30-4:30 pm
Session III: "Infinite and intimate:
the body as limit"
moderator: Nicholas de Monchaux
primary speaker: Natalie Jeremijenko
first respondent: Antoine Picon
second respondents: Charles Renfro & Deane Simpson (Diller + Scofidio)
4:30 pm
Closing remarks  


Technology takes us beyond familiar dimensions, changing what we see, touch, and respond to. We can now measure objects to sub-centimeter accuracy from a satellite orbit; we can orchestrate microbial behavior while automated construction equipment pushes dirt.

Our bodies, the measure of landscape and its occupation, are being augmented and extended through engineered systems, from nanotechnology to virtual reality. We propose bringing together experts from inside and far outside conventional design practice to investigate landscape at its inner and outer limits.

How do these inquiries at extreme scales move beyond a set of ideas and increasingly operate as agents of change on the ground and around the globe? We will examine three trajectories of technology that push us beyond traditional boundaries: microbial bioremediation, automated construction and cybernetics.

The speakers will examine theory and history, research and practice related to each scale of landscape change and experience. They will demonstrate how the application of advancing technologies propels design professionals and collaborating disciplines to construct landscapes where we can cultivate immense and positive change.

EDAW, The Hideo Sasaki Foundation, Jones & Jones, Landscapeforms, The National Endowment for the Arts  
Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies, LLC,
Myles T. Thaler Jr. Memorial Lecture Fund
With the Cooperation of
ASLA, APA/AICP, CELA, The CEO Roundtable, CLARB, LAAB, Public Practitioners And Landscape Architecture Students  
Accomodation click here for a list of accomodations. Locations on W. Main Street or Main Street are generally closest to the School of Architecture  

Event is free and open to the public - no registration required

For more information contact:
Jennifer Hitchcock

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