Kate Orff Lecture – UTSA College of Architecture

Lecture Poster for Kate Orff at UTSA College of Architecture

From the UTSA web site:
2012 Fall Lecture Series: Kate Orff
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Buena Vista Bldg. Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), UTSA Downtown Campus

Kate Orff is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP where she leads studios and seminars that integrate the earth sciences into the design curriculum. She is the author, with Richard Misrach, of Petrochemcial America, a richly illustrated book that explores how oil and petrochemicals have transformed the physical form and social dynamics of the American landscape, with a focus on the “Cancer Alley” region of southern Louisiana. Kate is also co-editor of Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park, and her essays have appeared in The Great Leap Forward, Rising Currents, Waterfront Visions, Volume, and other publications. Kate is also a registered Landscape Architect and founding principal of SCAPE, a landscape architecture and urban design studio based in Manhattan. She has won local and national design awards and was named an ELLE magazine “Planet Fixer,” a Dwell Magazine + Design Leader, and one of H&G’s 50 For the Future of Design. Her work has received two National ASLA awards and has appeared in the Museum of Modern Art, the HK/Shenzhen Biennale, and other international exhibits.

Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nicole Chavez at nicole.chavez@utsa.edu or (210) 458-3121.

There is a review of the book and exhibition in the New York Times at:
“Oil and Nature: A Landscape Reconfigured,” By Emma Bryce, New York Times, September 25, 2012

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