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“Thresholds Between Architecture and Landscape Architecture: ‘site out of mind’”
2004 Woltz Symposium At The University Of Virginia

March 4, 2004 --

WHAT: Woltz Symposium – “site out of mind”

WHEN: Friday, March 26, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, University of Virginia
(Sébastien Marot, critic, theoretician and editor of “Le Visiteur,” will present the Howland Lecture, the symposium’s keynote address, Friday at 5 p.m.)

The Woltz Symposium addresses interdisciplinary topics related to the city, in particular the dialogue between architecture and landscape architecture in conceiving of and constructing the public realm.

“Site out of mind” will examine the gaps, thresholds and hybrid conditions — aesthetic, social, environmental, ethical and disciplinary — that are developing between architecture and landscape architecture, said assistant professor and organizer Phoebe Crisman. “This topic is of particular interest to U.Va. architecture school faculty and students, who recently combined the previously distinct departments of architecture and landscape architecture into one joint department.”

In four sessions across two days, panelists and audience members will discuss features that pervade North American cities, but are rarely recognized or tackled by designers: edges between one thing and another resulting from a collision between scales and uses; leftover spaces under, over and along elevated highways; railway lines and other immense infrastructural elements; or large urban voids and ruined places.

Symposium speakers include:

  • Sébastien Marot, critic, theoretician and editor of “Le Visiteur,” will present the Howland Lecture, the symposium’s keynote address, Friday, March 26, at 5 p.m. Marot, a French citizen, is known for his keen observations on architecture, landscape, art and philosophy.
  • Martha Rosler, a multimedia artist, critic, theorist, teacher and art-world provocateur.
  • Michael Sorkin, architect, author of numerous articles and books, former architecture critic for The Village Voice and professor of architecture at the City College of New York

Campbell Hall events associated with the symposium include:

  • Through March 23. A film series.
  • March 22-April 2. Exhibition, “Site Out of Mind.” The Elmaleh Gallery.
  • March 22-April 2. Student work exhibition.
  • March 22-April 2. “Unseen Campbell Hall,” a series of installations by ARCH 401students.

Contacts: Derry Wade, (434) 982-2921 or Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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