From bugs to satellites: a symposium
on the limits of landscape
From nanotechnology to virtual reality,
advances in technology keep changing not only how we look at the
landscape but also how we interact with it. Offering the ability
to understand the behavior of microbes in the soil or to measure
land with subcentimeter accuracy from satellites, technology has
erased previous boundaries of landscape architecture.
explore these issues the U.Va. School
of Architecture is hosting the symposium, Culture &
Technology: Limits of Landscape, sponsored by the Landscape
Architecture Foundations Futures Initiative Program.
Sept. 5-6 symposium will investigate the landscapes inner
and outer limits.
in both traditional landscape design practice, joined by scientists,
historians and cultural critics, will discuss how advancing technologies
influence the work of design professionals. They will explore
how collaboration among disciplines can enhance positive change.
Cosgrove, professor of human and cultural geography at UCLA, will
give the keynote address. Cosgrove researches and writes extensively
about the relationship among geography, history and the humanities,
and the social and cultural politics of landscape.
about the symposium are available on the Web at, www.arch.virginia.edu/lafconf.