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Dean’s Lecturer: Emily Eliza Scott

“Specters of Aridity: Desertification in California and Beyond”
Monday, April 11, 2016
Media Theater, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Arts Division
History of Art and Visual Culture

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 ReviewArt JournalAmerican ArtThird Text, and Cultural Geographies as well as multiple edited volumes and online journals; and her first book, Critical LandscapesArt, 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.
Parking $3

Presented by the Arts Division, History of Art and Visual Culture Department, and Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence.

See complete series here