Landscape Architecture Student to participate in National Symposium
Seth Denizen, a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate, will participate as a panelist in "The Geologic Turn: Architecture's New Alliance," an interdisciplinary symposium being held February 10-11 at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture.
Denizen graduated in 2007 from McGill University where he studied the Pliocene evolutionary biology of the Panamanian Isthmus. His work in art and architecture has engaged with the aesthetics of scientific representation, madness and public parks, legal geomorphology, and the political economy of construction waste. He is currently completing a landscape architecture thesis that aims to construct a new urban soil taxonomy for the Anthropocene.
Stan Allen, dean of Princeton University's School of Architecture, will give the keynote address for the symposium, which aims to bring together researchers, scholars, and practitioners whose work is at the centre of a fecund transdisciplinary research trajectory which suggests the increasing influence of geology with the design disciplines, visual arts, and theoretical humanities.
The symposium is curated by Etienne Turpin, Walter B. Sanders Research Fellow at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, where his research focuses on the turn to the Anthropocene within geological discourse and its potential effect on architecture and design.
Published: January 27, 2012