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Hood Design Studio, Solar Strand, Buffalo. ©Douglas Levere.

Saturday, September 26
Hybrid Landscapes
Lecture by Walter Hood; view the recording here>>

In this lecture the renowned landscape designer and artist Walter Hood—principal of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, and professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley—will discuss some of his recent innovative urban spaces, landscape design, and public art projects. In each of them, past and future matter equally to complicate the ways we understand memory of space and its revitalization in the present. The lens through which he will illuminate his own work is that of postcolonialism, drawing on such influential theorists as W.E.B. DuBois, W. J. T. Mitchell, and Robert J. C. Young. In doing so, he will emphasize our current critical postcolonial moment probing how concepts such as hybridity and difference may interrogate the design of public landscapes.

The lecture is part of the Kemper Art Museum's In Conversation series, and cosponsored by the Harris Armstrong Fund, the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Civic Affairs and Strategic Planning, and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

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