Emily Eliza Scott is an interdisciplinary scholar, artist, and former park ranger who is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the architecture department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich). Her work focuses on contemporary art and design practices that engage pressing ecological and/or geopolitical issues, often with the intent to actively transform real-world conditions. She has published in The Avery Review, Art Journal, American Art, Third Text, and Cultural Geographies as well as multiple edited volumes and online journals; and her first book, Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics, coedited with Kirsten Swenson, was published by UC Press last year. She is a founding member of two long-term, collaborative projects: World of Matter (2011-), an international art and research platform on global resource ecologies, and the Los Angeles Urban Rangers (2004-), a group that develops guided hikes, campfire talks, field kits, and other interpretive tools to spark creative explorations of everyday habitats in their home megalopolis and beyond.
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Part of Climate Justice Now! Art and Environment Today, a series of free Monday/Wednesday evening lectures, featuring a diverse array of guest speakers, all leaders in the area of climate justice and cultural politics, which will explore the current imperatives for making a just transition to a post-carbon future. Curated by professor T.J. Demos.
Free and open to the public.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00pm.
Presented by the Arts Division, History of Art and Visual Culture Department, and Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence.