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CANCELED Zube Lecture: "Landscape and Infrastructure..."

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April 9, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building

Room: 170

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

This event is canceled.

Landscape and Infrastructure: reimagining the pastoral paradigm  

Meg Vickery Lecturer, Department of Art History, UMass Amherst  

Margaret (Meg) Birney Vickery is a lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture Department and the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Landscape and Infrastructure: Re-Imagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-first Century (Bloomsbury Visual Arts: 2019),  Buildings for Bluestockings: The Architecture and Social History of Women’s Colleges in Late Victorian England, (Delaware University Press, 2000),  and (Translations) ARCHITECTURE/ART WORKS OF SIGRID MILLER POLLIN (Forthcoming: ORO Publications).

“Landscape and Infrastructure: Re-Imagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-first Century” is about landscape painting and design in the Netherlands, England, and North America and recent infrastructure projects around the globe. These seemingly disparate subjects are united by a shared concern for the pastoral middle ground; a traditionally productive landscape. By focusing an art-historical lens on pre-industrial productive systems and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the pastoral landscape tradition, we can gain a better understanding of how to weave new approaches to productive infrastructure systems, (such as power generation, water filtration and food production) into our contemporary landscapes. This talk investigates the history of that tradition and highlights the advantages it brings as we re-imagine infrastructure in the Twenty-first Century.

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