Mark Roskill Symposium
October 3, 2020
1:00 pm-4:30 pm
The Mark Roskill Symposium is an interdisciplinary symposium annually organized and hosted by the graduate cohort in the History of Art and Architecture department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This year’s symposium, “Reduction, Regeneration, Restoration: Art as Agent in the Age of Climate Crisis,” will be held on October 3, 2020, from 1-4:30pm through Zoom.
The event will begin with architect, artist, and designer Michael Singer’s keynote address: “Michael Singer: Regenerative Design in the Public Realm.” Michael Singer’s work has been instrumental in transforming public art, architecture, landscape, and planning projects into successful models for urban and ecological renewal. These works provide elements that foster new growth and life, retain and cleanse water, and are respectful of site, culture, and history.
Following the keynote address by Mr. Singer, participants will be invited to engage in a series of guided conversations connected to the themes of the symposium. Please see the attached flyers for descriptions of these three short discussions and for the complete symposium schedule.
Stay tuned for the Zoom code which will be sent out the week of the symposium.
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