Lecture: Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene


Lecture: Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene
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Registration Begins
7/8/2019 10:00 AM
Last Day To Register
8/7/2019 10:00 AM
Location
United States Botanic Garden 100 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20515, US
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LECTURE: Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene

Dr. Alexandra R. Toland, Visual Artist, Environmental Planner, Junior Professor, Bauhaus University of Weimar

Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene is an investigation of the cultural meanings, representations, and values of soil in a time of planetary change. Join Dr. Toland for this examination of some of the most challenging environmental problems of our time, including land take, groundwater pollution, desertification, and biodiversity loss. The discussion will also celebrate the diverse forms of resilience in the face of such challenges, beginning with the book’s title as a way of honoring locally controlled food production methods championed by field-to-plate movements worldwide. Highlighting the dialogue between artists and scientists, Field to Palette presents a set of visual methodologies and worldviews that expand our understanding of soil and encourage readers to develop their own interpretations of the ground beneath our feet.

DATE: Wednesday, August 7

TIME: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom

FREE: Pre-registration required

This program offered in collaboration with the Urban Soils Institute.

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The U.S. Botanic Garden reserves the right to substitute instructors or cancel programs when necessary.

United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
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