In this lecture the renowned landscape designer and artist Walter Hood, principal of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, and professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss some of his recent innovative projects, including urban spaces, landscape design, and public art. In each of them, past and future matter equally, complicating the ways we understand memory of space and its revitalization in the present. The lens through which he will illuminate his own work is that of postcolonialism, drawing on such influential theorists as W. E. B. Du Bois, W. J. T. Mitchell, and Robert J. C. Young. In doing so, he will emphasize our current critical postcolonial moment, probing how concepts such as hybridity and difference may interrogate the design of public landscapes.
The program will feature live closed captions in English.
The program is free, but registration is required. Register link on the event webpage.