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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.

To explore these issues the U.Va. School of Architecture is hosting the symposium, “Culture & Technology: Limits of Landscape,” sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Futures Initiative Program.

The Sept. 5-6 symposium will investigate the landscape’s inner and outer limits.

Experts 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.

Denis 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.

Details about the symposium are available on the Web at,


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