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Anova Lecture for Landscape Architecture: Matthew Coolidge

April 1, 2015
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Matthew Coolidge, founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, will deliver the Anova Lecture for Landscape Architecture, titled Anthropogeomorphology and the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

Established in 1994 and based in Los Angeles, the Center's mission is to increase and diffuse information about how land in the United States is apportioned, utilized, and perceived. The Center explores, examines, and expresses how the built landscape of the nation is an artifact reflecting contemporary culture and society. Public programs include exhibitions, tours, lectures, and events. The Center also publishes books and online resources, including a photographic archive and a searchable database of "unusual and exemplary" land use in the United States. The work of the Center has been presented in museums, universities, and noncommercial exhibit spaces across the United States and Europe.

Coolidge lectures widely, and for several years taught in the curatorial practice program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Under his direction, the Center has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and other organizations. Coolidge has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lucelia Artist Award from the Smithsonian Institution, and the Media Arts Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation. He is the author of several books, including Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation and The Nevada Test Site: A Guide to America's Nuclear Proving Ground.

Anova Lecture for Landscape Architecture

This series of lectures in landscape architecture is sponsored by Anova, an innovator in the manufacturing of site furnishings for more than forty years. Previous lecturers in the series have included Adriaan Geuze, Kate Orff, Chris Reed, and Susannah Drake.

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